Elliptical Galaxies

Galaxies that are shaped like fat eggs or footballs. Ellipticals are among the largest galaxies, with some spanning more than one million light-years. They probably formed from the mergers of two or more smaller galaxies, such as spirals. Unlike spirals, where the stars all orbit the center of the galaxy in the same direction, the stars in ellipticals move in random orbits.

Radio Programs

M87 Cluster A cosmic bullet from a black hole Saturday, April 25, 2015
NGC 7052 Livening up a dull galaxy Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Record Breaker An unprecedented sphere of darkness Monday, February 6, 2012


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