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Hubble’s Galaxy Zoo

Lecture no. 14 from the course: A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

Hubble’s Galaxy Zoo

Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Use the sharp eye of the Hubble Space Telescope to survey some of the most peculiar galaxies in the local universe. Focus on Hoag’s Object, a ring galaxy with a yellow nucleus, surrounded by a nearly perfect circle of hot blue stars. Explore competing ideas for the origin of this unique structure.

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