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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Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a distant pair of barred spiral galaxies merging into each other.
It is considered to be prototypical of barred spiral galaxies.
NGC 5000 and NGC 5032 are nearly face-on barred spiral galaxies with inner ring structures.
Astronomers Ivan Minchev and Benoit Famaey have shown that in barred spiral galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, radial migration occurs much faster and in a different fashion than previously thought.