The Cartwheel Galaxy, which also goes by the title ESO 350-40, PGC 2248 or MCG-06-02-022a, is a Ring Galaxy & Lenticular Galaxy located inside The Sculptor Constellation. A Ring Galaxy is a Galaxy with a Circle-like appearance. A Lenticular Galaxy is a galaxy that is a mixture of an elliptical galaxy and a spiral galaxy. The Cartwheel Galaxy has a distance of 500 Million Light Years from Earth with a diameter of 130,000 Lightyears and a mass of 3.85 Billion Solar Masses.
Profile of ESO 350-40
The Cartwheel Galaxy was discovered in 1941 by Swiss Astronomer Fritz Zwicky. Zwicky considered his discovery, The Cartwheel Galaxy, "One of the most complicated structures awaiting its explanation on the basis of stellar dynamics". The Cartwheel Galaxy has a Billion Stars inside of its borders. Once Upon a Time, The Cartwheel Galaxy was a Standard Normal Common Spiral Galaxy until one day, 200 Million Years ago, it collided with another galaxy and formed into what it is Today.
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