Irregular Galaxies

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    • Irregular galaxies have a chaotic appearance, and are usually small. Their irregular shapes are probably due to recent disturbances — either bursts of internal star formation, or gravitational encounters with external galaxies.

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    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Galaxies

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Galaxies, Gravity, Stars--Formation

      Audience: General