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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"
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 and are less common in the early Universe."
M87 the Largest Known Galaxy?
No, it's not actually. IC 1101 may be. http://startswithabang.com/?p=952