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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.

  • Galaxies hit single, doubles, and triple (growing...
    on January 14, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    When three galaxies collide, what happens to the huge black holes at the centers of each? A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes reveals new information about how many black holes are furiously growing after these galactic smash ups.

  • Quasar discovery sets new distance record
    on January 12, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Astronomers have discovered the most distant quasar yet found. The bright quasar, powered by a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy, is seen as it was only 670 million years after the Big Bang, and is providing valuable clues about how such huge black holes and their host galaxies formed in the early Universe.

  • An 'old faithful' active galaxy: Black hole rips...
    on January 12, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful geyser regularly blasts a jet of boiling water high in the air. Now, an international team of astronomers has discovered a cosmic equivalent, a distant galaxy that erupts roughly every 114 days.

  • 'Galaxy-sized' observatory sees potential hints...
    on January 11, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Scientists believe that planets like Earth bob in a sea of gravitational waves that spread throughout the universe. Now, an international team has gotten closer than ever before to detecting those cosmic ripples.

  • Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky...
    on January 11, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    It is well known that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy. Within galaxies, stars also experience an acceleration, though this is due to some combination of dark matter and the stellar density. In a new study, researchers have now obtained the first direct measurement of the average acceleration taking place within our home galaxy, the Milky Way.


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  • Examination of Theia 456 finds its nearly 500...
    on January 15, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    The Milky Way houses 8,292 recently discovered stellar streams—all named Theia. But Theia 456 is special.

  • Project maps 'astronomical' number of celestial...
    on January 15, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Nearly 700 million astronomical objects have been carefully cataloged and made public as part of a major international collaboration involving researchers from The Australian National University (ANU).

  • Researchers rewind the clock to calculate age and...
    on January 15, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate of the location and time of the stellar detonation.

  • Galaxies hit single, doubles, and triple (growing...
    on January 14, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    When three galaxies collide, what happens to the huge black holes at the centers of each? A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes reveals new information about how many black holes are furiously growing after these galactic smash ups.

  • Final data release from DESI Legacy Imaging...
    on January 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Astronomers using images from Kitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory have created the largest ever map of the sky, comprising over a billion galaxies. The ninth and final data release from the ambitious DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys sets the stage for a ground-breaking 5-year survey with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which aims to provide new insights into the nature of dark energy. The map was released today at the January 2021 meeting of […]