nLab galaxy



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A galaxy is a collection of stars, compact stars, interstellar gas and dust which are bound together by gravity.





See also

Structure formation and computer simulation

Computer simulation of galaxy structure formation:

galactic rotation curves qualitatively reproduced in Hopkins 17, Figure 4, Figure 5

baryonic Tully-Fisher relation qualitatively reproduced in El-Badry 18, Figure 4

Simulation specifically of Milky Way-like galaxies:

On high redshift galaxies discovered at the James Webb Space Telescope:

  • Michael Boylan-Kolchin, Stress Testing ΛCDM with High-redshift Galaxy Candidates, (arXiv:2208.01611)

  • B. E. Robertson et al. Discovery and properties of the earliest galaxies with confirmed distances. (arXiv:2212.0448)

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