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A galaxy is a system of millions or billions or stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.

I remember my first time viewing the Andromeda Galaxy. Its light coming to me from 2.5 million light-years away. So many thoughts ran through my head as I thought about all of the potential. The potential other solar systems. The potential other planets. The potential for life.

While it's hard to grasp the immensity, viewing a galaxy is extremely humbling.


Galaxy formation comes in many different shapes and sizes.

Barred Spiral Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy

Giant Elliptical Galaxy

Lenticular Galaxy

Irregular Galaxy

Radio Galaxy

Blazar Galaxy

Quasar Galaxy

Seyfert Galaxy

Oddball Galaxy

Elliptical Galaxy