Hubble Barred Spiral Lenticular Galaxy Arp 140
NASA / ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope spies a barred spiral galaxy and lenticular galaxy side-by-side, also known as the interacting pair Arp 140. The latter, NGC 274, can be seen on the right side, while the barred spiral galaxy, NGC 275, is on the left.


Hubble Barred Spiral Lenticular Galaxy Arp 140
These galaxies are located approximately 69 million light-years form Earth in the constellation Cetus. However, lenticular galaxies and barred spiral galaxies each have different structures, with barred featuring a bar of stars running through the central bulge of the galaxy.

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They get their name from the edge-on appearance that resembles a disk. Lenticular galaxies have large central bulges and flattened disk-like spirals, but no spiral arms. They don’t have much gas and dust and are made up primarily of old stars,” said the NASA Hubble Mission Team.

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