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Tadpole Galaxy


Tadpole Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 400 Million light years away in the constellation of Draco. The Barred Spiral Galaxy's location is 16:6:3 (R.A.) and +55:25:32 (Dec.). .

The Tadpole galaxy is one of the furthest galaxies we have seen. It is the resullt of two colliding galaxies that took place millions of years ago. When the galaxies collided, the weaker galaxy was destroyed and hence why the galaxy has a tail. It is what will happen to our own Milky Way galaxy when it collides with the Andromeda Galaxy in billions of years time. Before the galaxies collide, our own star, the sun will have died and all life on our planet would have gone or be on other planets.

Fact File


NameTadpole Galaxy
TypeBarred Spiral Galaxy
ConstellationDraco
TypeBarred Spiral Galaxy
Right Ascension16:6:3
Declination+55:25:32
Distance (Lt.Yr)400 Million
Apparent Dimension3.6x0.8
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Tadpole Galaxy Barred Spiral Galaxy in Draco