A Picture of the Black Eye Galaxy

Black Eye Galaxy Facts

  • Name: Black Eye Galaxy and Evil Eye Galaxy
  • Type of Galaxy: Spiral Galaxy
  • Estimated Size: 54,000 light-years (diameter)
  • Estimated Stars: ± 100 billion stars
  • Distance from Earth: 17 million light-years
  • Discovered: March 1779
  • Discovered by: Edward Pigott

11 Black Eye Galaxy Facts for Kids

  1. Black Eye is a barred spiral galaxy in our universe.
  2. The Black Eye Galaxy is also known as M64, Messier 64 and NGC 4826.
  3. The Black Eye Galaxy is sometimes called the Evil Eye Galaxy.
  4. This galaxy got its name because of the dark band of absorbing dust in front of its bright galactic center.
  5. The Black Eye Galaxy was discovered by Edward Pigott in 1779.
  6. The Black Eye Galaxy has an estimated diameter of 54,000 light-years.
  7. The Black Eye Galaxy is around 17 million light-years from Earth.
  8. Astronomers estimate the Black Eye Galaxy has around 100 billion stars.
  9. You can view the Black Eye Galaxy using a small telescope.
  10. You can find the Black Eye Galaxy in the northern section of the Coma Berenices constellation.
  11. The Black Eye Galaxy was formed as a result of the collision of two unknown galaxies.

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