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Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-10 23:21:21
A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter.

One example is the galaxy that contains our solar system is called the Milky Way. The Milky Way is part of a cluster of some 30 galaxies known as the Local Group, and the Local Group is part of a local supercluster that includes many clusters.

More examples of galaxies:

Andromeda: Commonly just Andromeda, this, called the Andromeda Galaxy, Andromeda Nebula, Great Andromeda Nebula, Andromeda Spiral Nebula, and such, has been traditionally called Andromeda, after the constellation in which it lies.

Bode"s Galaxy: Named for Johann Elert Bode who discovered this galaxy in 1774.

Cartwheel Galaxy: Its visual appearance is similar to that of a spoked cartwheel.

Cigar Galaxy: Appears similar in shape to a cigar.

Comet Galaxy: This galaxy is named after its unusual appearance, looking like a comet.

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