The encounter of two galaxies left a ring-shaped galaxy and a long-tailed companion.
In the long run, a galaxy of virtual worlds will benefit all of us.
So either that understanding is flawed, or there is more to the average galaxy than meets the eye.
Astronomers think such collisions are critical to galaxy formation and evolution.
Astronomers believe they may have discovered the first planet ever detected in another galaxy.
The farther away a galaxy is, the faster it is receding and the bigger this red shift will be.
It will have a central place in the galaxy of computing devices for some time to come.
New studies track the motion of stars to pin down what holds sway at the heart of our galaxy.
The galaxy orientation might help, depending on where your new friends came from and perhaps their visual spectral range.
From our vantage point, a second galaxy happens to be behind the first galaxy.
British Dictionary definitions for galaxy
noun (pl) -axies
any of a vast number of star systems held together by gravitational attraction in an asymmetric shape (an irregular galaxy) or, more usually, in a symmetrical shape (a regular galaxy), which is either a spiral or an ellipse Former names island universe, extragalactic nebula, related adjective galactic
a splendid gathering, esp one of famous or distinguished people
C14 (in the sense: the Milky Way), from Medieval Latin galaxia, from Latin galaxias, from Greek, from gala milk; related to Latin lac milk
the Galaxy, the spiral galaxy, approximately 100 000 light years in diameter, that contains the solar system about three fifths of the distance from its centre Also known as the Milky Way System See also Magellanic Cloud
late 14c., from L.L. galaxias "Milky Way," from Gk. galaxis (adj.), from gala (gen. galaktos) "milk" (see lactation). The technical astronomical sense emerged 1848. Fig. sense of "brilliant assembly of persons" is from 1580s. Milky Way is a translation of L. via lactea.
"See yonder, lo, the Galaxyë Which men clepeth the Milky Wey, For hit is whyt." [Chaucer, "House of Fame"]
Any of numerous large-scale collections of stars, gas, and dust that make up the visible universe. Galaxies are held together by the gravitational attraction of the material contained within them, and most are organized around a galactic nucleus into elliptical or spiral shapes, with a small percentage of galaxies classed as irregular in shape. A galaxy may range in diameter from some hundreds of light-years for the smallest dwarfs to hundreds of thousands of light-years for the largest ellipticals, and may contain from a few million to several trillion stars. Many galaxies are grouped into clusters, with the clusters themselves often grouped into larger superclusters. See more at active galaxy, See also elliptical galaxy, irregular galaxy, lenticular galaxy, spiral galaxy.