a type of galaxy having the shape of a spheroid or ellipsoid, rather than a disk.
An elliptical galaxy is a type of galaxy having an approximately ellipsoidal shape
and a smooth, nearly featureless brightness profile. Unlike flat spiral galaxies ...
Aug 15, 2013 ... Elliptical galaxies are dim collections of older stars, so they don't shine as brightly
as spiral galaxies.
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.
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.
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.
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:.
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 ...
Dec 24, 2015 ... Our own Milky Way is classified as a spiral galaxy. But that's just one of many
classification of galaxies. One of the most common types are ...