Talk:Barred spiral galaxy

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  • Like this: [ TitleofWebpage]. And by the way, the Milky Way has long been suspected to be barred. Spitzer is just the most recent confirmation. :) --Etacar11 00:26, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. Yeah, it has been suspected to be a barred spiral, but the Spitzer has pretty much just proved it. And the bar is alot longer than previously thought. :) OK, testing link here (it did ask for sources, after all)... Title.

  • Your edit to the article makes it sound like yesterday astronomers thought it was a regular spiral and today they think its barred. That's all I meant. :) --Etacar11 03:10, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Just made a quick update, sounds a little more appropriate now.

Slashdot linkage[edit]

Heads up, there is a front page link to this article on slashdot right now, so expect edit traffic and vandalism to spike. - Chairboy 16:51, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Yikes, and it's such a tiny article in need of expansion! --Etacar11 16:54, 17 August 2005 (UTC)


Arn't Sm's spiral galaxies wit a bit of irregularities, not dwarfs. The classification for dwarf galaxies are with a "d" before it. So the LMC and SMC should be classified as dSBm. But isn't that funny, two barred galaxies orbiting a barred galaxy, LOL.
Hurricane Devon ( Talk ) 22:16, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Generalization from a single example?[edit]

This sentence from the page: "Studying the core of the Milky Way, scientists found out that the Milky Way's bulge was peanut-shaped. This led to the conclusion that all barred spiral galaxies have a peanut shaped bulge." should be rewritten with more examples and a better explanation of the scientific process that was used. Otherwise, one might think that a generalization was made from ONE SINGLE EXAMPLE. Hugo Dufort 04:45, 28 September 2006 (UTC)


I'm just curious but would a centralized black hole or object with a high mass account for the bulge, since it seems like stars around a central black hole orbit in that sort of fashion (varying directions) which would attribute to the "Bulge" Marx01 Tell me about it 00:26, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

half or two thirds?[edit]

The opening says approximately half of spirals are barred, whereas the first paragraph of the second section claims 2/3s. Those are significantly different values. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:10, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

NGC 4565: barred or unbarred galaxy?[edit]

In this article written that NGC 4565 is a barred galaxy, but in article NGC 4565 - it is an unbarred galaxy. Where properly? Andrew M. Vachin (talk) 09:34, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

NED says it's unbarred [1] and the reference given in Barred spiral galaxy#The bulges describes the evidence for a bar as inconclusive. So in the absence of further data, we should take it as unbarred. Modest Genius talk 00:49, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Corrupted First Paragraph[edit]

The first paragraph on the page is full of false information about "African American galaxies" and other racial statements. This either needs to be fixed or removed as people will find it offensive. (talk) 00:18, 31 March 2012 (UTC)


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