There are on record only three well defined spiral galaxies that have three legs
NGC145 UGC 3014 and ARP 21 a rare creature indeed
Ok, courtesy of DarkPenguin inhttp://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=7969.0
and following the link to the sim and then to the applet, enter 180 on all 4 dials (I don't know what they mean) (but it's ok because I have no choice: those dials don't work with iMacs
) (not the first time I see java applets that don't
) (but at least this one works with iMacs) (mostly)
In any case -my tantrum is now done with
-, now enter 1 and 40 in the two boxes and press "start". A few million years later
the galaxy takes a triangular shape: one arm distorted and the other spread into two, and that may be like the one that started this thread, with the left arm split into two.
So that might have been a close call after all!
Can I get my medal now?
(note: the sim is 2d but it is, given the circumstances... perfect. The java programmers, on the other hand...)