Tadpole Galaxy, also known as UGC 10214, Arp 188 and PGC 57129, is a barred spiral galaxy located in The Draco Constellation (The Dragon Constellation). Arp 188 is located 420 Million Light Years away from Earth. Tadpole Galaxy has a diameter of 280,000 Light Years, a diameter of 195,000 Light Years and a mass of around 100,000 Solar Masses.
Profile of Tadpole Galaxy
Tadpole Galaxy was discovered in 1982 by Canadian Astronomer Paul Hickson. The most notable feature of Arp 188 is its long tail of stellar matter that span 280,000 Light Years across Space. It is believed that this is caused due to a merger between UGC 10214 and much smaller galaxy. This fusion is believed to have occurred 100 Million Years Ago. It is believed that in the future that the Tadpolr Galaxy's tail will fade and be lost. Perhaps whenever that occurs, we should rename Tadpole Galaxy to Frog Galaxy or Toad Galaxy, for the same thing happens to Tadpoles on Earth.
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