intergalactic matter

intergalactic matter

[‚in·tər·gə¦lak·tik ′mad·ər]
(astronomy)
The material between the galaxies.
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Scott Niskach, Director of International Sales for Evans & Sutherland, said the Zeiss optical mechanical projector - while effective - is limited to Earth-based observation such as observing the constellations, while the Digistar 5 system can lift off from Earth, penetrating deep into the cosmos, affording the opportunity of seeing the planets, nebulae, distant galaxies, and other intergalactic matter up close in seconds.
A 1959 theoretical paper by Kahn and Woltjer showed that the Local Group of galaxies can be dynamically stable only if contains an appreciable amount of intergalactic matter that is not seen [16].
The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph used for the quasar observations aboard Hubble was designed to probe the evolution of galaxies, stars and intergalactic matter.
Silk then tests the big-bang theory, and describes dark matter and intergalactic matter. He analyzes the possible origin of structures and galaxy formation.
Evolution of galaxies and the intergalactic matter can be studied by looking at quasar absorption lines.