Talk:Elliptical galaxy

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the spiral galaxy is sometimes in between the 3 main categories.


The sentance "There is a wide range in size and mass for elliptical galaxies: as small as a tenth of a kiloparsec to over 100 kiloparsecs..." is confusing. Does this mean that the diameter ranges from a tenth of a kiloparsec to over 100 kiloparsecs?

Vsst 03:28, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Just an order of magnitude estimate - there's no unique 'diameter' unless the galaxy is spherical anyway.

User:EGetzler May, 2012

That wasn't the question. It was a reference to the use of the poor expression "size and mass"

Elliptical fraction[edit]

The figure of 70% quoted in the intro was completely wrong: ellipticals make up around 10-15% of galaxies in the field in the local universe. Even in the centers of clusters (where ellipticals are more common) it only rises to ~40%. I've corrected it. Cosmo0 16:46, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

"They are preferentially found close to the centers of galaxy clusters[3] and are less common in the early Universe."

M87 the Largest Known Galaxy?[edit]

No, it's not actually. IC 1101 may be.

Random Jibberish MUST FIX[edit]

I am finding spam from spambots edit it now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:31, 17 October 2013 (UTC)