10 Most Amazing Galaxies In The Universe

8. Supernova 1987A

The Supernova 1987A galaxy is present on the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The light from this galaxy reached the Earth in February 1987 for the very first time. Later on, its brightness peaked in May 1987 with an apparent magnitude of about 3.

It can be easily viewed with naked eyes from the Southern Hemisphere. The astronauts can study supernova and its observations in detail via this galaxy.

supernova galaxy
NASA, ESA, P. Challis and R. Kirshner/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

9. Grand Spiral Galaxy (NGC 123)

The Grand Spiral Galaxy is another beautiful galaxy in the universe with well-defined spiral arms. The spiral arms extend around the galaxy in many radians. Moreover, it is fascinated by millions of stars and dark dust.

Both the stars and the dark dust are bound by the gravitational force rotating around the center of the galaxy. Approximately 10% of all the currently known spiral galaxies have been classified as grand design type spirals by 2002.

10 most amazing galaxies

10. Galaxy NGC 3370

The Galaxy NGC 3370 is also considered as one of the most beautiful and dusty galaxies in the universe. It is situated at about 98 million light-years away towards the constellation Leo. The Hubble Space Telescope captured the beautiful view of this galaxy by using the advanced camera for surveys. They also identified the individual Cepheid variable stars in the galaxy through the images. The astronomers determine the extragalactic distances between the galaxies via the Cepheid variable stars.

galaxy NGC
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