Today I was blown away by the latest Hubble release to celebrate 18 years of the Hubble Space telescope. Little did I know whilst flicking through the latest press release images I would make a major discovery!
For the past 7 years I have been working on the theory that dwarf galaxies have an uncanny resemblence to galaxies in their local neighbourhood. What strange mechanism could be causing these dwarf galaxies to share the same morphology as their neighbours? Could it be gravitational? could it be, as I presume electromagnetic effects due to the large amounts of plasma in the region? Who knows.... only lots more hours spent researching the pictures and comparing these with multiwavelength images of the same region will tell.
So here is a nice example of lots of galaxies with spiral and tadpole like morphpologies that have numerous dwarf galaxies sharing similar shapes dotted within the interacting plasma. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/image/ar/format/xlarge_web/
Spot the pair of dwarf galaxies at 8 o'clock of the bottom galaxy in this image second image! They are the exact same morphology as the two larger interacting galaxies.