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.
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.