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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

Galactic Astronomy (Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy, Wolfram Research)
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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.

  • Dark Energy Survey physicists open new window...
    on April 6, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    An analysis by Dark Energy Survey physicists yields more precise estimates of the average density of matter as well as its propensity to clump together - two key parameters that help physicists probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

  • Hubble spots double quasars in merging galaxies
    on April 6, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is 'seeing double.' Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, Hubble astronomers found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble's crisp view.

  • Black hole key to galaxies' behemoths
    on March 29, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Scientists discover one of the first black holes of its kind. Intermediate mass black holes (100 to 100,000 times the mass of the sun) have only been directly detected once before (LIGO, last year). They form an important link between the smaller black holes left behind after the deaths of stars, and the supermassive black holes which lurk in the hearts of every galaxy. The astrophysicists also find that there are about 40,000 of these objects in the neighbourhood of our galaxy.

  • Stellar eggs near galactic center hatching into...
    on March 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Astronomers found a number of stellar eggs containing baby stars around the center of the Milky Way using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Previous studies had suggested that the environment there is too harsh to form stars. These findings indicate that star formation is more resilient than researchers thought.

  • First images of the cosmic web reveal a myriad of...
    on March 18, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    In the universe, galaxies are distributed along extremely tenuous filaments of gas millions of light years long separated by voids, forming the cosmic web. Astronomers have captured an image of several filaments in the early universe, revealing the unexpected presence of billions of dwarf galaxies in the filaments.


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  • Hubble takes a spiral snapshot
    on April 9, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    The luminous heart of the galaxy M61 dominates this image, framed by its winding spiral arms threaded with dark tendrils of dust. As well as the usual bright bands of stars, the spiral arms of M61 are studded with ruby-red patches of light. Tell-tale signs of recent star formation, these glowing regions lead to M61's classification as a starburst galaxy.

  • How we found hints of new particles or forces of...
    on April 9, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Seven years ago, a huge magnet was transported over 3,200 miles (5,150km) across land and sea, in the hope of studying a subatomic particle called a muon.

  • NASA selects innovative, early-stage tech...
    on April 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    JPL's Lunar Crater Radio Telescope advanced concept is among the projects that have been selected for further research and development.

  • What are the best ways to search for...
    on April 9, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has long roots in human history. With the advent of modern technologies, scientists were finally able to start scanning the skies for any sign of life. When the search first started back in the 1960s, it focused almost exclusively on trying to detect radio signals. Over the decades, no irrefutable evidence of any artificial radio signals was ever found. Financial support started to drift away from the discipline, and where the money goes so […]

  • Long-awaited review reveals journey of water from...
    on April 9, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Dutch astronomer Ewine van Dishoeck (Leiden University, the Netherlands), together with an international team of colleagues, has written an overview of everything we know about water in interstellar clouds thanks to the Herschel space observatory. The article, published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, summarizes existing knowledge and provides new information about the origin of water on new, potentially habitable, worlds. The article is expected to serve as a reference work for […]