Giant elliptical galaxies form early in the life of local galactic clusters as members of the group pass close by each other and begin to merge, according to John Dubinski for the ...
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 ...
And when the gas from a planetary nebula finally drifts into the intergalactic medium, there is typically not nearly enough around to begin forming a new star, unless there are several other stars nearby.
Simulations of these mergers also show that the resulting galaxy
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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. Elliptical galaxies are also named because of their shapes.
Elliptical galaxies range from circular (remember, a circle is an ellipse!) to long ...
Many galaxies take the form of ellipsoids, with no spiral structure or flattened
disks. Elliptical galaxies constitute approximately 10% of observed galaxies.
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 ...