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Messier 63, a galaxy in Canes Venatici, is an example of a flocculent spiral galaxy. Though it has a definite disk shape, it doesn't have well defined spiral arms.

@evilscientistca How have I never heard the of the word "flocculent" before? This is too good of a word for science to keep to itself. I must find a way to drop this into casual conversation.

@alysonsee hey look at those sheep. They’re looking quite flocculent today...

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You’re in the right city to do that. Brewers use it regularly (about yeast). 😎

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