early-type galaxies

early-type galaxies

A general term now used for elliptical galaxies.
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Her research interests include the interstellar medium and star formation in early-type galaxies.
Abstract: The process by which early-type galaxies form remains a key issue in the general theory of galaxies.
Total mass: True, most early-type galaxies are massive, while most low-mass galaxies are late types.
Before leaving the early-type galaxies, it is worth slipping about a degree southeast to M87 and its several companions.
The remaining galaxies in the Markarian Chain are all early-type galaxies.
Furthermore, the early-type galaxies in the sample - those with bigger central bulges and weaker arms - show similarly shallow abundance gradients, despite their not having bars today.
This method is especially powerful for determining the distances to early-type galaxies (ellipticals and SOs, or "armless spirals"), where the planetaries are easy to distinguish and reddening due to dust is rare.