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Flashcards - Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy

Flashcards - Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy
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nucleus
In cell biology, the nucleus is a membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells
nucleosynthesis
Nucleosynthesis is the process that creates new atomic nuclei from pre-existing nucleons, primarily protons and neutrons
black hole
A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing-not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light-can escape from inside it
galaxy
A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter
Milky Way
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System
barred spiral galaxy
A barred spiral galaxy is a spiral galaxy with a central bar-shaped structure composed of stars
galactic corona
The terms galactic corona and gaseous corona have been used in the first decade of the 21st century to describe a hot, ionised, gaseous component in the Galactic halo of the Milky Way

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