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dwarf galaxy

n.
A small, dim galaxy, intermediate in size between a regular galaxy and a globular cluster.
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dwarf galaxy

nZwerggalaxie f
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These dwarf galaxies are puny balls of old stars, each having maybe a few billion solar masses.
"Early in 2013 we announced our startling discovery that half of the dwarf galaxies surrounding the Andromeda Galaxy are orbiting it in an immense plane" said Professor Lewis.
This range agrees with values for dwarf galaxies in the Local Group containing the Milky Way.
POX 186 is the smallest member of a galactic group known as blue compact dwarf galaxies. These galaxies tend to reside in the emptier regions of the so-called cosmic web, which refers to the spidery distribution of galaxies in the universe.
Dwarf galaxies and subhalos - clusters of stars - were drawn inward into the forming galaxy by dark matter located within the center.
Between the two, the teams discovered nine candidate dwarf galaxies near the Milky Way.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Meet the seven new dwarf galaxies. Astronomers, using a new type of telescope made by stitching together telephoto lenses, recently discovered seven celestial surprises while probing a nearby spiral galaxy.
Washington, February 3( ANI ): Astronomers have identified "cosmic web stripping" as a new way of explaining the famous missing dwarf problem: the lack of observed dwarf galaxies compared with that predicted by the theory of cold dark matter and dark energy.
Today the cosmos would be full of elderly, red stars in dwarf galaxies, which were the first galaxies to form.
Stars in dwarf galaxies can delay subsequent stellar generations by heating and expelling gas (S&T: May 2014, p.
Dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way lack other types of gamma-ray emitters and contain large amounts of dark matter for their size -- in fact, they're the most dark-matter-dominated sources known.
The study reveals almost 30 dwarf galaxies orbiting the larger Andromeda Galaxy in this regular, solar system-like plane.