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9 types of galaxies in a fun online
educational game for astronomy.

The "Galaxy Types Puzzle" is a free online knowledge level game, about the type and shape of the major known galaxies. Drag and drop the galaxy shape in the correct place. A small puzzle game for desktop computers,
laptops and tablets, which may be played in the web browser.
The Astronomy Knowledge Board include 9 pictures and shapes of different galaxy types to play with.
The game is part of the Interactive Astronomy Observatory educational tools.

This fun education multimedia may answer some of the following questions:
  • How does a galaxy look like?
  • Which are the most notable galaxy types?
  • How many arms can a spiral galaxy have ?
  • What is the difference between normal Spiral galaxy and Flocculent galaxy?
Galaxy Types Puzzle Picture

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How to play Galaxy Types Puzzle.

There are the 9 galaxy shapes on the top of the screen. Drag and drop them in the empty slot above every galagy type picture.

Knowledge Achievements:
Know 5 major galaxy types.
Difficulty: Easy.
Winning the game rewards +1 Knowledge Level on Planeta 42.
Download version(bottom of the page) include an executable file for Windows OS with local levels only.
Here is a gameplay movie on YouTube.

Galaxy Types Puzzle Screenshot

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Application Content:

In this puzzle game, there are 9 major galaxy types, represented by a colorful shape of every one of them. If we begin to arrange them in picture order:

1. The first type of galaxy is the Elliptical galaxy. It is represented by a simple white elipse. Elliptical galaxies are the youngest ones, and it is belived every other type of galaxy is coming from them...

... the rest are 2. Shell galaxy 3. Lenticular galaxy 4. 2 Arms Spiral galaxy 5. 6 Arms Spiral galaxy 6. Barred spiral galaxy 7. Flocculent spiral galaxy 8. Ring galaxy and 9. Irregular galaxy .

Abstract shapes representing each type of galaxy:

Shell galaxy
2 Spiral
6 Spiral
Ring galaxy
Shell galaxy png
Lenticular galaxy png
2 Arms Spiral galaxy png
6 Arms Spiral galaxy png
Barred spiral galaxy png
Flocculent spiral galaxy png
Ring galaxy png
Irregular galaxy png

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