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Quiz 13. What Kinds Of Galaxies?

Shown on the screen are four galaxies. Briefly describe each one, answering the following questions:

  1. Is it spiral, elliptical, irregular, or peculiar? Why do you think so?
  2. It is still forming stars, or are all the stars old?
  3. Will it look much the same in a billion years, or will it have changed a lot?

Galaxy A:

Galaxy B:

Galaxy C:

Galaxy D:

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