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"
There is an online textbook that displays a table for Elliptical galaxies that might be helpful. [1]Ahanania (talk) 00:11, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

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)

How is this a top important article?[edit]

Just wondering. It receives on average 10 views a day only Tetra quark (talk) 19:19, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Nope, it's received nearly 10000 views so far this month [1]. Also, view count is definitely correlated with importance, but I'd imagine if I did a regression and found the R-squared value, it would be quite low. StringTheory11 (t • c) 20:34, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

'Evolution' section, plus explaining my minor edits[edit]

Hi people,

I added a tag requesting more inline citations, for the whole article. Quite a few of the paragraphs are plagued by this, and at times it is not clear which citation relates to which (and how many) sentences.

It seemed (to me at least) that someone went a bit gang ho with the Ho textbook. If someone believes that they can dig in to it, extract SPECIFIC citations from that book that back up claims and return here and add them to said claims, by all means please do it. But until this is done, wherever I see sentences along the lines of "it is believed that" and then dropping a blanket ISBN code, I will keep asking for more specific citations.

Finally, I added that elliptics are an active area of research (because it is) and an unsolved problem in physics (because it is). If someone knows a tag/template for this please add it. Furthermore, I am asking for a better source for Milky Way on its way to collide with Andromeda. Nice nasa picture, sure, and makes a fancy headline, allright, but wikipedia is neither a fancy headline factory nor a fancy picture collection. If someone claims that Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda, I would like to see vectors, math, and perhaps an arxiv paper or two.

I think this makes sense,

C4 yourself (talk) 23:44, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Also in the citation, I do not think phrase, "It is believed that black holes..." should be in this section. It is a general phrase with no citation.Ahanania (talk) 00:16, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Compact elliptical galaxies[edit]

Are these articles of interest to this article? The news article and study article describe how a compact elliptical galaxy may be sent into space after interaction with the gravity of 2 other galaxies. 2015-04-23 How a Galaxy Can Get Booted From Its Home April 2015 Isolated compact elliptical galaxies: Stellar systems that ran awayJcardazzi (talk) 15:09, 24 April 2015 (UTC)jcardazzi

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