Top Ten Galaxies

The group of stars which make the biggest things in the Universe.

The Top Ten

1 Milky Way

Have you ever seen it at night, out in the country somewhere with no light pollution? It's breathtaking! Billions of stars!

Our great galaxy, within our solar system, within our great planet, Earth - MatrixGuy

Who the hell made this up, these aren't even real

2 Andromeda

I don't know why but, I've always been intrigued by Andromeda. All the galaxies are amazing though.

3 Comet Galaxy
4 Hoag's Object
5 Whirlpool Galaxy

Fun fact: This galaxy was known to be the first spiral galaxy discovered. - lapra

6 Sunflower Galaxy
7 Large Magellanic Cloud
8 Mayall's Object

This galaxy is one of the most unique galaxies known throughout the universe. - lapra

9 Cigar Galaxy
10 Cartwheel Galaxy

The Newcomers

? NGC 520

Beautiful galaxy pair currently at its colliding stage. - lapra

? NGC 23

Lesser known spiral galaxy. - lapra

The Contenders

11 Small Magellanic Cloud
12 MACS0647-JD

The farthest away galaxy from us that we know so far...

13 Tadpole Galaxy
14 Triangulum Galaxy
15 Sombrero Galaxy
16 Black Eye Galaxy
17 Messier 81

Very beautiful galaxy - lapra

18 NGC 474
19 Pinwheel Galaxy

Comprised of over hundreds of billion stars, possibly trillion. Discovered on the 18th century - lapra

20 Centaurus A

Discovered around the 19th century, in 1826. - lapra

21 Messier 77

Thought to be observed around the 18th century, back in around 1780. This is a large galaxy. - lapra

22 NGC 1300

Thought to be observed around the 19th century, back in around 1835. - lapra

23 IC 1101

Thought to be first observed around the late 18th century, back in around 1790. Classified as a supergiant galaxy, and is comprised of over trillions of stars. - lapra

24 NGC 300

Very beautiful spiral galaxy. The galaxy is small almost equal to the Milky Way. - lapra

25 Sculptor Galaxy

Thought to be first observed around the 18th century, back in around 1783. - lapra

26 NGC 4889

Thought to be first observed around the 18th century, back in around 1785. Classified as a supergiant galaxy. - lapra

27 NGC 5866

Thought to be first observed in the 18th century, back in around 1781. - lapra

28 Messier 32

Thought to be first observed in the 18th century, back in around 1749. It is a small galaxy. - lapra

29 Condor Galaxy

It is considered as one of the largest galaxies in the spiral galaxy category. - lapra

30 Messier 82

Also known as the Cigar Galaxy. - lapra

31 Messier 63

It's appearance is very similar to a sunflower. It can be also nicknamed the sunflower galaxy. - lapra

32 Cygnus A

It's appearance uniqueness is because it's classified as a radio galaxy. - lapra

33 NGC 2841

The galaxy structure is unique, it is a large galaxy. - lapra

34 Canis Major Dwarf

It is thought that this galaxy is the closest galaxy from Earth. - lapra

35 Baby Boom Galaxy

Known for its rapid star production, it is a very distant galaxy. - lapra

36 3C 295

Extremely far galaxy, it is a radio galaxy type. - lapra

37 RD1

It was known as the farthest galaxy before discovery of other more isolated galaxies. - lapra

38 Arp 299

It's a unique galaxy, collided with another galaxy. - lapra

39 Messier 94

One of the most stunning looking spiral galaxy. - lapra

40 IC 342

The galaxy is a small galaxy, smaller than the milky way. The galaxy is also close to the milky way. - lapra

41 Messier 87

Known as the one of the most massive galaxies currently known. - lapra

42 NGC 4414

It's formation is known for being very grand. - lapra

43 NGC 7331

Best known for its similar appearance compared to the Milky Way galaxy. - lapra

44 NGC 7318

This is a galaxy pair in its colliding stage. - lapra

45 NGC 17

Beautiful spiral galaxy. - lapra

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