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Introductory Galaxies

Above and Beyond: Galaxy Types—Intriguing Irregulars

This video introduces a series of irregular galaxies.
Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach.

All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI except:
 
·       Milky Way panoramas courtesy of ESO/Y. Beletsky and ESO/Bruno Gilli
·       Photos of Edwin Hubble courtesy of Huntington Library
·       Andromeda Galaxy image courtesy of Bill Schoening, Vanessa Harvey/REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF
·       Photo of Henrietta Leavitt courtesy of American Institute of Physics, Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
·       M33, M94, NGC 55, M49, and M84 images courtesy of NOAO/AURA/NSF
·       NGC 6822 image courtesy of Local Group Galaxies Survey Team/NOAO/AURA/NSF
·       NGC 1232 image courtesy of ESO/P. Grosbøl
·       NGC 4449 image courtesy of Digital Sky Survey/AURA
·       NGC 1300 image courtesy of Hillary Mathis/NOAO/AURA/NSF
·       Small Magellanic Cloud image courtesy of F. Winkler/Middlebury College, the MCELS Team, and NOAO/AURA/NSF
·       NGC 55 color image courtesy of T. A. Rector/NOAO/AURA/NSF
 
Written by Vanessa Thomas
Designed by John Godfrey 
Music courtesy of Association Production Music
Transcript

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 Text, Galaxy types. Intriguing irregulars. 

A galaxy with faint gold stars and bright purple spheres of light intermixed with a pale orange swirling clouds. 

Another galaxy features numerous large bright yellow and orange stairs with hundreds of smaller red, blue and purplish stars in the distance. 

Another galaxy with large purple spheres and a pale lavender and teal haze around the central cluster of stars. A large star shines orange below it. 

A fairly dark galaxy with large orange stars on the perimeter and sparse blue stars in the center. 

A galaxy consisting of dense clusters of purple stars with a gray haze. 

A galaxy with pink stars and a three dimensional dark red cloud structure. 

A galaxy lit from within with bright white stars surrounded by sparse red clouds. 

A galaxy with distanced white stars enveloped in a blue haze with sparse maroon clouds.