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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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Mar 23, 2008 ... Elliptical Galaxy. Like dust bunnies that lurk in corners and under beds, surprisingly complex loops and blobs of cosmic dust lie hidden in the ...

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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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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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Oct 1, 2010 ... We all love bright and showy spiral galaxies! So much so, that we tend to overlook the elliptical galaxies which make up about 30% of the ...