An Extra-galactic Halloween

At a pumpkin carving event yesterday, we (a group of people from Yale astro) tried to come up with an appropriate theme for our pumpkin. Naturally, we decided on the Hubble Sequence of galaxy morphology:

Elliptical

pumpkin_elliptical

Lenticular

pumpkin_lenticular

Early Spiral

pumpkin_spiral

Late Spiral

pumpkin_latespiral

Irregular

pumpkin_irr

And the artists…

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6 responses to “An Extra-galactic Halloween”

  1. Jo says :

    Lovely blog. Happy Halloween 🙂

  2. Antonio says :

    See? Galaxies are *not* standard candles!

  3. elizabeth says :

    Happy Halloween!! Wonderful

  4. Joseph K. H. Cheng says :

    A very clever and instructive improvisation, Kevin. Thanks for sharing a new breed of galaxies with us.

    JKHC.

  5. Alice says :

    Hahahahahahahaha!! 😀

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