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star system

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a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)

tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall

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The tight grouping of these three quasars indicates that their host galaxies must be in the early stages of merging, Djorgovski suggests.
The finding brings the number of galaxies in our celestial neighborhood - known as the ``Local Group'' - to about 30.
SAN FRANCISCO -- LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment today announced that Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures, the most comprehensive Star Wars Galaxies experience ever released, has shipped to stores in North America and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.
The dwarf galaxies join 10 previously known, nearby, small-fry galaxies, also called satellites, snared by the Milky Way.
By looking into deep space - and back in time - the team made direct observations of 23 galaxies as they appeared soon after they formed, about 12.
LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment today announced Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures, the most inclusive Star Wars Galaxies experience ever released.
Stanek and his collaborators examined the home galaxies of four gamma-ray bursts, including one of the same galaxies studied by Fruchter's team, and recently posted their results online (http://xxx.
Yet in that space, astronomers reported counting 1,500 to 2,000 galaxies.
264), galaxies start out as small, starry fragments that merge to become much bigger objects.
Although no one knows what dark matter is made of, researchers suspect that it's responsible for pulling galaxies and galaxy clusters into the gargantuan, filamentary structures seen in the sky today.
Vast clouds of dark matter draw in gas from their surroundings, concentrating it into galaxies containing billions of stars.
The two research teams studied galaxies so distant that the light now arriving at telescopes reflects conditions of the galaxies at least 12.
If Robert Minchin of Cardiff University in Wales and his colleagues are right, they have found the first member of a population of galaxies that theorists have proposed but observers had never seen.
David Schiminovich stared at a gallery of spiral galaxies as though he had never seen anything like them before.
Although he didn't get the faculty position he sought, he may have gotten something better: a clue that led him to uncover what may be one of the most telling relationships between supermassive black holes and the galaxies in which they reside.