Different types of galaxies: Elliptical, spiral, and irregular!

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Galaxies come in a never ending variety of sizes!

Out of the billions of galaxies in the universe, some are very small with only a few million stars, while others are huge with over 400 BILLION stars!

They also come in a huge range of shapes, including Elliptical, Spiral and Irregular.

Elliptical Galaxies are generally the largest in the universe but spiral galaxies are often teeming with bright new stars – those dusty arms that make up the spiral actually cause new stars and planets to grow.

Irregular galaxies make up only about 5% of all galaxies so they’re the rarest type.

The most common is actually spiral galaxies…

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