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galaxy : any of the very large groups of stars and associated matter that are found throughout the universe — Webster

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Galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. Galaxies contain varying amounts of star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds. In between these objects is a sparse interstellar medium of gas, dust, and cosmic rays. Dark matter appears to account for around 90% of the mass of most galaxies. — Wikipedia

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Galaxy Introduction (Astronomy Online)

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Historical Overview of the Discovery of Galaxies (Earth Guide)
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Galaxies News -- ScienceDaily News and research on the formation of galaxies. From the Milky Way to Andromeda Galaxy, see astronomy images of splendid galaxies in the universe. Read the latest research discoveries.

  • Six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic...
    on September 18, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Astronomers observed six mild-mannered LINER galaxies suddenly and surprisingly transforming into ravenous quasars -- home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The team's observations could help demystify the nature of both LINERs and quasars while answering some burning questions about galactic evolution. Based on their analysis, the researchers suggest they have discovered an entirely new type of black hole activity at the centers of these six LINER galaxies.

  • Towering balloon-like features discovered near...
    on September 11, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Astronomers have discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of the Milky Way: a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the central region of our galaxy.

  • Busy older stars outpace stellar youngsters
    on August 28, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in and out of the disk of the Milky Way, according to a new analysis.

  • Virtual 'universe machine' sheds light on galaxy...
    on August 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    By creating millions of virtual universes and comparing them to observations of actual galaxies, researchers have made discoveries that present a powerful new approach for studying galaxy formation.

  • Where in the universe can you find a black hole...
    on August 7, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Gravitational wave researchers have developed a new model that could help astronomers track down the origin of heavy black hole systems in the Universe.


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  • Study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden,...
    on September 18, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and brightnesses, ranging from humdrum ordinary galaxies to luminous active galaxies. While an ordinary galaxy is visible mainly because of the light from its stars, an active galaxy shines brightest at its center, or nucleus, where a supermassive black hole emits a steady blast of bright light as it voraciously consumes nearby gas and dust.

  • Physicist estimates the effect of dark matter on...
    on September 18, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    A RUDN University physicist has developed a formula for evaluation of the effect of dark matter on the size of the shadow of a black hole. It turned out that the effect would be noticeable only if the concentration of this hypothetical form of matter around black holes in the centers of galaxies is abnormally high. If it is not the case, then it is unlikely that dark matter could be detected using the shadow of a black hole. The work was published in the journal Physics Letters B: Nuclear, […]

  • New open cluster discovered using Gaia
    on September 18, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Using data from ESA's Gaia satellite, German astronomers have detected a new open cluster in the Milky Way galaxy. The newly found cluster, designated Gaia 8, consists of about 100 stars, most likely including the Beta Lyrae variable. The finding is reported in a paper published September 10 on the arXiv pre-print server.

  • Could we intercept interstellar comet C/2019 Q4...
    on September 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    When 'Oumuamua passed through our solar system two years ago, it set off a flurry of excitement in the astronomical community. Here was the first-ever interstellar object that be observed by human trackers, and the mysteries surrounding its true nature and composition led to some pretty interesting theories. There were even some proposals for a rapid mission that would be able to rendezvous with it.

  • Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the...
    on September 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    A team of physicists and computer scientists at ETH Zurich has developed a new approach to the problem of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. Using machine learning tools, they programmed computers to teach themselves how to extract the relevant information from maps of the universe.