Top Ten Galaxies

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

The Top Ten Galaxies

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 Contenders

11 NGC 3310

Notable for its appearance. It is thought that this galaxy may have collided with another galaxy, which may be the main cause of the rapid star formations in this galaxy. - lapra

12 Small Magellanic Cloud
13 MACS0647-JD

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

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

Very beautiful galaxy - lapra

19 NGC 474
20 Pinwheel Galaxy

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

21 Centaurus A

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

22 Messier 77

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

23 NGC 1300

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

24 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

25 NGC 300

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

26 Sculptor Galaxy

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

27 NGC 4889

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

28 NGC 5866

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

29 Messier 32

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

30 Condor Galaxy

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

31 Messier 82

Also known as the Cigar Galaxy. - lapra

32 Messier 63

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

33 Cygnus A

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

34 NGC 2841

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

35 Canis Major Dwarf

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

36 Baby Boom Galaxy

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

37 3C 295

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

38 RD1

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

39 Arp 299

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

40 Messier 94

One of the most stunning looking spiral galaxy. - lapra

41 IC 342

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

42 Messier 87

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

43 NGC 4414

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

44 NGC 7331

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

45 NGC 7318

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

46 NGC 17

Beautiful spiral galaxy. - lapra

47 NGC 23

Lesser known spiral galaxy. - lapra

48 NGC 520

Beautiful galaxy pair currently at its colliding stage. - lapra

49 NGC 1512

This is a barred spiral galaxy. - lapra

50 NGC 4625

Significantly unique in shape, this is a dwarf galaxy. - lapra

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