Astrophysics (index)

Galaxy Formation

(modeled as collapsing clouds)

Galaxy Formation is currently thought to occur with the collapse of clouds, presumed to be under the influence of a high-density region of Dark Matter. Simulations, as well as galaxy morphology population statistics are used to test theories. Theories have been developed to form a galaxy (e.g., Spiral Galaxy) from a single collapse, or to build galaxies from smaller collapses, e.g., out of Globular Clusters.


Referenced by:
Computational Astrophysics
Epoch of Galaxy Formation
First Galaxies