Here's a trio of galaxies, the Leo Triplet, consisting of (clockwise from upper left) M66, NCG 3628 (the so-called Hamburger Galaxy) and M65.
They're all typical spiral galaxies, but appear different because we're viewing them from different angles.
This morning I am feeling very discouraged about school, and so am fantasizing I am in the equivalent of grad school on one of the many billions of planets in these galactic homelands. Where, I am telling myself, I would react to getting a paper back with zero comments or feedback by assuming that it was an oversight, and not that the paper was so bad the professors can't even bring themselves to discuss it.
Image Credit and Copyright: Francis Bozon