Most galaxies viewed from earth do not have spiral arms, but have an elliptical (oval)
shape. They come in a wide range of sizes, from huge to relatively small on a galactic
It is currently thought that the shapes of the galaxies result from the different
conditions under which they formed, and that galaxies do not evolve from one type another.
It may be that some or all elliptical galaxies are the result of collisions between spirals.
One example of an elliptical galaxy is the Sombrero Galaxy, located in Virgo.
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