Astrophysics (index)about

Bulge

(denser group of stars within a larger group)

A Bulge is a group of stars bunched together within a larger group. A Galaxy Bulge is such a group within a Galaxy, the term being generally used for a group spanning its center. Current thought is that such a center bulge is likely to host a Supermassive Black Hole.

The Milky Way's central bulge, the Galactic Bulge, is a region around the center (a Bar) perhaps 30 kiloparsecs across.


(stars,galaxies,object type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulge_(astronomy)

Referenced by:
Freeman's Law
Galactic Center
Galaxy
Galaxy Classification
Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
MicroFUN
OGLE

index