Monday, August 15, 2011

Cartwheel Galaxy Flag

Cartwheel Galaxy Flag

Here is the flag of the Cartwheel Galaxy. It is about 500 million light years away and was discovered in 1941 by a Bulgarian born Swiss - Fritz Zwicky.

The flag has a black background. In the center is a yellow galactic icon with the image of two women doing a cartwheel on either side. In the central image is an elliptical ring in indigo, as are the dresses of the women.

The Cartwheel Galaxy has a dynamic shape because its previous performance with other galaxies so to speak. After a short rendezvous with smaller galaxy, the Cartwheel Galaxy did a cosmic cartwheel, about 200 million years ago.

Image of the Cartwheel Galaxy with Flag

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