Astrophysics (index)

Galactic Halo

(spherical region around a galaxy with gas, dark matter, etc.)

A Galactic Halo is a region around the visible part of a Galaxy, i.e., the bulk of the stars, with less visible parts of the same Gravity-bound structure. Includes:

Galactic halos also have Cosmic Dust.


(galaxies,dark matter,plasma)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_halo
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/223658/galactic-halo

Referenced by:
Astronomical Quantities
High-Velocity Cloud (HVC)
Polar-Ring Catalog (PRC)

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