Author Topic: Saturday 17 March 2012 An enigma wrapped in a riddle (surrounded by emptiness?)  (Read 14497 times)

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 *and find lots of asteroids  ;D

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Turn http://www.galaxyzoo.org/#/examine/AGZ0000yvc to view edge-on.

Here it is (not turned sideways):


This, and the two Lovethetropics posted, are interesting and somewhat unusual-looking spirals. However, none of them quite has the quality of the enigma that the galaxy in the first post (the OOTD) has. To me, that has a 3D appearance, of (two) arms in planes that meet at an inclined angle.

As compared to what? Well, regular spiral galaxies look very much like flat discs (or disks), and edge-on spirals (Eos) are consistent with this. Sometimes the arms are weird - they bend for no apparent reason, or join in odd places (some more examples in the Spiral Galaxies with Strange Arms (but not Mergers) thread); some galaxies have warped disks (as you can see clearly in some Eos); and the arms of spirals engaged in mergers can, of course, go in all kinds of directions (and planes). Polar ring galaxies are the obvious exception.

But not Aida's enigma galaxy ...  ???

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AGS00003nq, in the Quench Project; a.k.a. SDSS J140440.58+283518.5 (DR7 ObjId 587739607563698341, first image; DR9 ObjId 1237665430243442761, second; posted before by RandyC):




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Yes, it is!  8) Thank you.  ;D

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Here are some that might have something in common:

AGZ0003k7y
SDSS
RA: 20.8196243834384, DEC: 42.121210821751



AGZ0001tst
SDSS
RA: 220.235663034182, DEC: 3.52751386449319


AGZ00040kw
SDSS
RA: 10.5692774584352, DEC: -21.8263994272646
This may be just the result of a merger.


AGZ0004s42
SDSS
RA: 3.44541020874118, DEC: 27.419648589042


AGZ0004lkv
SDSS
RA: 354.742333830981, DEC: 17.9820887425623
Probably the weirdest of the bunch


Just my two cents

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