galactic system

galactic system

[gə′lak·tik ′sis·təm]
(astronomy)
An astronomical coordinate system using latitude measured north and south from the galactic equator, and longitude measured in the sense of increasing right ascension from 0 to 360°. Also known as galactic coordinates.
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However, scientists believe that perhaps the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy was once a part of a binary galactic system, similar to the present day Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.
These objects, together with our own galactic system, its globular clusters, and possibly two or three other neighboring galaxies, compose what Dr.
The mechanism that caused the splitting of the tidal tails still remains to be a secret, and scientists believe that perhaps the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy was once a part of a binary galactic system, similar to the present day Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.
Washington, April 22 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 19th anniversary by detecting a peculiar galactic system that contains several galaxies, along with a "cosmic fountain" of stars, gas, and dust that stretches over 100,000 light-years.
However, everything remains rooted in humanity's generational relationship to, and ever-increasing understanding of, the surrounding stellar and galactic systems.