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Elliptical galaxy

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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 ...

Elliptical Galaxy Facts & Definition - Space.com

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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.

Elliptical Galaxies - SDSS

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Elliptical Galaxies. Elliptical galaxies are also named because of their shapes. Elliptical galaxies range from circular (remember, a circle is an ellipse!) to long ...

Elliptical Galaxies

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Many galaxies take the form of ellipsoids, with no spiral structure or flattened disks. Elliptical galaxies constitute approximately 10% of observed galaxies.

Elliptical Galaxy | COSMOS

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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:.

What are elliptical galaxies? | Space | EarthSky

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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.

What is an elliptical galaxy? | Cool Cosmos

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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 ...

Hubble Views a Young Elliptical Galaxy | NASA

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Nov 20, 2015 ... At the center of this amazing Hubble image is the elliptical galaxy NGC 3610. Surrounding the galaxy are a wealth of other galaxies of all ...

Elliptical Galaxy | NASA

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Mar 23, 2008 ... It is the product of a collision between two good-sized galaxies, and is slowly evolving to become a giant elliptical galaxy. This type of galaxy ...

Elliptical Galaxy - Universe Today

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May 4, 2009 ... Elliptical galaxies are usually large, containing hundreds of millions to trillions of stars. The biggest galaxies in the Universe are elliptical ...

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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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