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warp

(galaxy warp)
(bend in the otherwise=flat disk of a galaxy)

A warp (galaxy warp) is a bend in a type of galaxy that is flat such as a spiral galaxy or other disk galaxy. They present a challenge to modern astrophysics, but are generally attributed to gravitational interaction with nearby satellite galaxies. The Milky Way has at least one warp.


(galaxies,spiral)
Further reading:
https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/W/Warps
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018MNRAS.478.3809S/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1990ApJ...352...15B/abstract

Referenced by pages:
Monoceros Ring

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