Hubble Sequence

Hubble Sequence

 

Source http://blueox.uoregon.edu/~karen/astro123/lectures/lec12.html [Date accessed 17 Apr 2000]

Proposed by Edwin Hubble in 1926.

Galaxies are divided into three general classes (morphologically): ellipticals, spirals - normal and barred, and irregulars. At the time this was thought to be the evolutionary stages of galaxies.


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Date Created 1 June 2000
Last Updated 11 June 2000