- Common Name: Irregular galaxy
- Hubble Sequence Class: Irregular
- Denotes: Irr I, Irr II or Dlr
- Appearance Characteristics: No Distinct Shape
- Example Galaxies: IC 3583 and IC 4710
8 Irregular Galaxy Facts for Kids
- An irregular galaxy is a type of galaxy on the Hubble sequence classification scheme.
- There are three main types of irregular galaxies, and they are Irr I, Irr II and dlrr.
- Irregular galaxies do not have any distinguishable shapes.
- Irregular galaxies have a very chaotic appearance and have very random, undistinguishable shapes.
- About 25% of all galaxies in the observable universe are thought to be irregular galaxies.
- rregular galaxies are usually small, and only have about 10% of the mass of our Milky Way galaxy.
- An example of an Irr irregular galaxy is IC 4710 and is classified as a dwarf galaxy.
- An example of an Irr-I irregular galaxy is NGC-1427A.
Irregular Galaxy Pictures
A photo of the irregular galaxy NGC 3034.
A photo of the irregular galaxy NGC 4214.
A photo of the irregular galaxy NGC 6822.
Additional Resources with Irregular Galaxy Facts
- Galaxy Types and Classifications – Learn about the different types of galaxies, like the irregular galaxy on the Cornell website.
- Pictures of Irregular Galaxies – View some stunning pictures of irregular galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Irregular Galaxy – Wikipedia – Find more cool facts about irregular galaxies on the Wikipedia website.