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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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Encyclopedia

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

Galactic Astronomy (Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy, Wolfram Research)
David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science

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Galaxy Introduction (Astronomy Online)

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Galaxies (Wolfram Alpha)

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Historical Overview of the Discovery of Galaxies (Earth Guide)
Timeline of knowledge about galaxies, clusters of galaxies… (Wikipedia)

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What is a Galaxy? (Space Place, NASA)
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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.

  • Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast...
    on March 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    At the center of our galaxy, where an enormous black hole blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life and explode. astronomers have discovered two exhaust channels -- dubbed the 'galactic center chimneys' -- that appear to funnel matter and energy away from the cosmic fireworks. […]

  • The rise and fall of Ziggy star formation and the...
    on March 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can't explain this much dust in a galaxy this young, forcing us to rethink the history of star formation. Researchers now think MACS0416_Y1 experienced staggered star formation with two intense starburst periods 300 million and 600 million years after the Big Bang with a quiet phase in between. […]

  • Hubble's dazzling display of 2 colliding galaxies
    on March 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies first discovered in 1784. A long time ago gravity drew the two galaxies together into the chaotic state we now observe. […]

  • What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia...
    on March 7, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our galaxy's mass, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite. […]

  • Physicists analyze rotational dynamics of...
    on March 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    The rotation of stars in galaxies such as our Milky Way is puzzling. The orbital speeds of stars should decrease with their distance from the center of the galaxy, but in fact they all have the same rotational speed. The physicists have hypothesized that the rotational dynamics of galaxies might be explained by the mass of photons, which are particles of light. […]


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  • Galactic center visualization delivers star power
    on March 21, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Want to take a trip to the center of the Milky Way? Check out a new immersive, ultra-high-definition visualization. This 360-movie offers an unparalleled opportunity to look around the center of the galaxy, from the vantage point of the central supermassive black hole, in any direction the user chooses. […]

  • Ultra-sharp images make old stars look absolutely...
    on March 21, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The remarkably sharp image looks back into the early history of our Universe and sheds new insights on how our Galaxy formed. […]

  • Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast...
    on March 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    The center of our galaxy is a frenzy of activity. A behemoth black hole—4 million times as massive as the sun—blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life and subsequently explode. […]

  • The rise and fall of Ziggy star formation and the...
    on March 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can't explain this much dust in a galaxy this young, forcing us to rethink the history of star formation. Researchers now think MACS0416_Y1 experienced staggered star formation with two intense starburst periods 300 million and 600 million years after the Big Bang with a quiet phase in between. […]

  • Fermi Satellite clocks 'cannonball' pulsar...
    on March 19, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Astronomers found a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour—so fast it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just 6 minutes. The discovery was made using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). […]