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elliptical galaxy
NOUN [ASTRONOMY.]
1.
a type of galaxy having the shape of a spheroid or ellipsoid, rather than a disk.
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An elliptical galaxy is a type of galaxy having an approximately ellipsoidal shape and a smooth, nearly featureless brightness profile. Unlike flat spiral galaxies ...

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Aug 15, 2013 ... Elliptical galaxies are dim collections of older stars, so they don't shine as brightly as spiral galaxies.

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Elliptical galaxies are denoted by the letter E. They are also given a number from 0 to 7. An E0 galaxy looks like a circle. An E7 galaxy is very long and thin.

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Dec 5, 2012 ... Elliptical galaxies are among the largest single star systems in the universe and are built by the collisions of many smaller galaxies.

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Like dust bunnies that lurk in corners and under beds, surprisingly complex loops and blobs of cosmic dust lie hidden in the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316.

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Elliptical galaxies are shaped like ellipses (stretched circles). They are divided into eight types: E0-E7 depending on how elliptical they are. E0 ellipticals are ...

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As the name would suggest, elliptical galaxies are galaxies that appear elliptical in shape. They are categorised by a single number derived from the equation:.

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Define elliptical galaxy: a galaxy that has a generally elliptical shape and that has no apparent internal structure or spiral arms called also…

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(ĭ-lĭp'tĭ-kəl) The most common type of galaxy, ranging in shape from nearly spherical (classified as E0) to greatly elongated (classified as E7). Elliptical galaxies ...