Spiral-galaxy synonyms

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(Astronomy) A spiral galaxy with a central bar-shaped structure composed of stars.
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A continuously accelerating increase or decrease:
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(Astronomy) a spiral-shaped nebula
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(Astronomy, dated) the Milky Way Galaxy, from when it was thought the Universe (our universe) had only one galaxy
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A system developed by Edwin Hubble in 1936 that classifies galaxies as elliptical, spiral, barred spiral, lenticular, and irregular. Hubble speculated that galaxies might fit into an evolutionary sequence from earlier elliptical galaxies to later spiral forms, but most astronomers no longer believe this is the case. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a spiral galaxy.
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A galaxy having a smooth, featureless light-profile. It is one of the three main classes of galaxies originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work “The Realm of the Nebulae".
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A galaxy that does not have the clearly defined shape and structure of an elliptical, lenticular, or spiral galaxy. Irregular galaxies typically contain large amounts of gas and dust, and their stellar populations are relatively young.
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(Astronomy) A galaxy that like spiral galaxies has a flat disk but unlike them has lost most of its interstellar matter and therefore has no spirals; considered a transitional form between spirals and elliptical galaxies.
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Find another word for spiral-galaxy. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for spiral-galaxy, like: barred-spiral-galaxy, spiral, spiral-nebula, galaxy, hubble classification system, elliptical-galaxy, irregular-galaxy and lenticular-galaxy.