Greatest Galaxies of the Universe

The massive, gravitationally bound places of The Universe

The Top Ten

1 Milky Way

The galaxy that contains our Solar System and our Planet Earth. Its name “milky” is derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky. Up until the early 1920s, most astronomers thought that all of the stars in the universe were contained inside of the Milky Way. Following observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many billions of galaxies. - MatrixGuy

2 Andromeda Galaxy

On a collision course with the Milky Way. Something to look forward to. - PositronWildhawk

Also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 30 other smaller galaxies - MatrixGuy

3 The Whirlpool Galaxy
4 Hoag's Object

Example of a ring galaxy - MatrixGuy

5 Large Magellanic Cloud

Nearby galaxy, and a satellite of the Milky Way - MatrixGuy

6 Small Magellanic Cloud
7 Cygnus A

Of several items, then called radio stars, Cygnus A was identified with a distant galaxy, being the first of many radio stars to become a radio galaxy. - MatrixGuy

8 Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)
9 Tadpole Galaxy
10 Malin 1

Malin 1 was the first verified LSB galaxy - MatrixGuy

The Contenders

11 IC 1101
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