Names are a big part of who we are. The names that we have give us our identities, and they tell people what kind of person we are. Did you know that there’s galaxy named after your name? There is! For example, if your name is Kara, then there’s the “Kara” galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia.
If you’re wondering why these galaxies were named after us, read on to find out some amazing facts about names of galaxies!
The “Kara” galaxy is in the constellation Cassiopeia. It’s also known as NGC 1637, and it has a magnitude of 13.
There are about 35 galaxies in total that have been named after people, including the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble who discovered many galaxies like Andromeda or M100! These were given names because they shined brighter than other stars around them–which allowed him to discover more easily.
Galaxies with unusual letters can be found near the Milky Way Galaxy which contains our Solar System. In fact, there’s an entire group called the Sculptor Group made up entirely of these obscure types of galaxies! And one giant spiral galaxy that was discovered by radio telescope scientists in 2010 is called BX442.
Some of the galaxies that are named after people include: Abell 2065, Bennett 149, and Hoag’s Object! There was a cluster made up from five different galaxy clusters by astronomer George Willis Ritchey in 1918 which he called Stephan’s Quintet–and it contains many millions of stars. It has been noted as one of the most famous discoveries ever because this quintet could only be seen at the observatory where Ritchey worked with his huge telescope. The name stuck to become what we now know today as “The Great Attractor.”
Kara is also known for its rings—which were discovered in 1990 but weren’t confirmed until 2007!
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. It’s a spiral-shaped galaxy about 100,00 light-years in diameter and roughly 100 light years thick
Each of these stars has an orbit around the center of the Milky Way that takes it approximately 200 million years to complete
Stars closer to The galactic core tend to be younger than those near its outer edge which are older. This happens because when galaxies form new stars they usually do so at their edges such as where we find them today in the Milky way; whereas older galaxies formed most or all of their stars before moving towards this type of shape (i.e., elliptical)
The gas and dust from which new stars form will not form in a galaxy that is moving too fast
All of these stars are spinning around the center of their respective galaxies. They rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise, and typically spin at hundreds to thousands of kilometers per second which means they can take up to millions of years just to complete one revolution
Stars come in all shapes and sizes, but most have similar characteristics no matter where you find them inside our Milky Way: an average mass about 80% less than The Sun’s; with size ranging from four times larger than Jupiter (called giant) down to smaller than Mercury (dwarf); different colors based on temperature with blue being hotter while red ones are cooler because they emit less energy; as well as varying brightnesses.
Some stars are located in the Milky Way’s halo, which is an extended and sparsely populated region around our galaxy. These so-called globular clusters can contain up to a million of these stellar nomads that move at slow speeds relative to most other celestial objects.
Most of the time their brightness will be obscured by dust and gas when viewed from Earth but astronomers have found ways to see them through interfering material with infrared light -a form of electromagnetic radiation beyond visible red light on the spectrum– or X-rays because they pass into it more easily. The combined effect allows for some stunning pictures such as this one taken using data obtained by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
Typical galaxies range from dwarfs with as few as ten million (107) stars up to giants with one trillion (1010) stars. The Milky Way has an estimated 200-400 billion stars.* *The mass of the galaxy can be measured in terms of billions or trillions solar masses. A typical spiral galaxy typically consists of around 100-400 billion Solar Masses. The most massive known galaxy – IC 1101– contains 12 trillion solar masses; this equates to nearly 400 times that found in our own Galaxy.* *There are two main types of galaxies called spiral galaxies and elliptical galaxies.* *All the stars in a galaxy orbit its centre, called the nucleus. The speed of rotation varies from galaxy to galaxy. In our own Galaxy, for example, some regions rotate at more than 600 km per second while other parts are stationary.
Galaxy is a system of stars, planets and other objects bound together by gravity. Typical galaxies range from dwarfs with as few as ten million (107) stars up to giants with one trillion (1010) stars. The Milky Way has an estimated 200-400 billion starts. A typical spiral galaxy typically consists of around 100 billion stars.
Title: Facts About Spiral Galaxies
Description: Interesting facts about spiral galaxies Content: *Spiral Galaxy is a type of galaxy with arms that curl out from the central bulge. These are disc-shaped in appearance and have an appearance similar to pinwheels. A typical spiral galaxy contains around 100 billion stars, but there can be as few as ten million (107) or more than one trillion (1010) stars in some larger galaxies. The Milky Way has an estimated 200-400 billion starts*, making it classed as a large spiral galaxy
Title: Facts About Elliptical Galaxies Description: Interesting facts about elliptical galgalaxys. Content. Elliptical galaxies are defined by their ellipse-shaped orbits. They come in two main types: high surface brightness and low surface brightness Ellipticals contain around one trillion stars, which is over three times the number of stars found in our galaxy, the Milky Way.