barred spiral galaxy

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barred spiral galaxy
barred spiral galaxy
NGC 1300

barred spiral galaxy

n.
A spiral galaxy whose inner spiral arms do not extend all the way to its center, but are connected with a bar-shaped structure that spans the galaxy center.
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The explosion, called supernova SN 2005gl, was seen in the barred-spiral galaxy NGC 266 on October 5, 2005.
NGC 5689 is a barred-spiral galaxy viewed nearly edge on.
Stretched out for nearly 750,000 light-years, barred-spiral galaxy NGC 6872 in Pavo displays the effects of being gravitationally twisted by its northern neighbor IC 4970 (seen just above the center of the large galaxy).