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(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.

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Monoceros Ring