25 Most Bizarre Galaxies In The Universe

Our universe is both massive and fascinating. While we have a pretty elevated view of ourselves as humans, whenever we peer into the cosmos we really see how small we are in compared to the rest of whats out there. The lowest astronomical figures say there are 100 billion galaxies (that’s 100,000,000,000) in the universe, and our Milky Way is only one. Take the Earth – and multiply it times 17 billion. That’s how many Earth-sized worlds exist only in the Milky Way Galaxy. Multiply that times 100 billion galaxies and you have a massive universe, not even counting the stars and non-Earth-sized planets. Here, we focus on some of the most amazing aspects of our universe: galaxies. The masses of stars, planets, debris, dark matter, and more follow some general patterns but sometimes even they break tradition and amaze us, earning them a spot on this list of the strangest and most bizarre galaxies in the universe.

Most of the strange galaxies on this list are known to astronomers by two classifications: the Messier catalog or the New General Catalog. Messier’s catalog was compiled in 1771 by French astronomer Charles Messier as a way to organize the host of cosmic discoveries happening at the time. A particular fan of comets, Messier made the list with his assistant Pierre MĂ©chain to filter out non-comet items. The New General Catalog (NGC) of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars is a collection of various types of deep sky objects compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer. Numerous revisions have cleaned up the listing, now one of the most comprehensive catalogs to date with 7,840 deep space objects.

From a galaxy which resembles a cosmic sunflower unfolding before our eyes to a hellish-looking mass of gas and matter to violent galactic collisions which seem oh-so-peaceful in still images, here are the 25 Most Bizarre Galaxies in the Universe.

 

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Messier 82
Sunflower Galaxy
MACS J0717
Messier 74
Baby Boom Galaxy
Milky Way Galaxy
IDCS 1426
I Zwicky 18
NGC 6744
NGC 6872
MACS J0416
M60 & NGC 4647 – The galaxy couple
Messier 81
Antennae Galaxies
Sombrero Galaxy
2MASX J16270254+4328340
NGC 5793
Triangulum Galaxy
NGC 2685
Messier 94
Pandora’s Cluster
NGC 5408
Whirlpool Galaxy
SDSS J1038+4849
NGC3314a & NGC3314b

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  1. Probably some of the galaxies were formed by cultivators in wuxiaworld. Like Lin Ming in Martial world, or in desolate era, or in perfect world.. Haha

  2. So all this planets and galaxies and shit in space . But there is no other species ? Or ailen life . Whatevee
    I mean coman for fuck sake! This question is killing me! I gotta know if there life in space ….but i guess i will never know

  3. Our whole universe is just some kids science Project in a fucked up dimension it's pointless to argue the fact that we are simulated.

  4. I'm a newbie and this is stuffed with factual errors and stupid ommisions, even for a brief treatment. What the fuck, CIA?

  5. Scientist 1: Hey, what's your favorite Galaxy.
    Scientist 2: Oh the big orang one.
    Scientist 1: Be more exact.
    Scientist 2: I mean FDS31552411-987765 AGDSJ
    Scientist 1: Ohhhh yeah that one is pretty. What about OGU771615SA+177?
    Scientist 2: Nah, pretty ugly…

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