Galaxy Cluster

   A collection of galaxies, numbering from dozens to thousands.

The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology. 2014.

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  • Galaxy rotation curve — The rotation curve of a galaxy can be represented by a graph that plots the orbital velocity of the stars or gas in the galaxy on the y axis against the distance from the center of the galaxy on the x axis. Stars revolve around the center of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cluster (novels) — Cluster is a series of science fiction novels by Piers Anthony. Anthony originally conceived of and wrote the series as a trilogy but later added two additional volumes. Contents 1 Setting 1.1 Kirlian transfer 1.2 Thousandstar and Viscous Circle …   Wikipedia

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  • Galaxy merger — Galaxy mergers can occur when two (or more) galaxies collide. They are the most violent type of galaxy interaction. Although galaxy mergers do not involve stars or star systems actually colliding, due to the vast distances between stars in most… …   Wikipedia

  • Galaxy Communications — is a radio broadcasting company with radio stations entirely in the Central New York area.In 1989, the first Galaxy station, WKLL was launched by the current CEO, Ed Levine, and his business partner, Bob Raide. In the 1990 s, Galaxy launched… …   Wikipedia

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  • Galaxy filament — [ dark matter distribution in a slice cut through a simulation of a flat universe with cosmological constant. The distribution reveals fine, filamentary structures. The slice has a side length of 520 million light years, and a thickness of 100… …   Wikipedia

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