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bulge

(denser group of stars within a larger group)

A bulge is a group of stars bunched together within a larger group. A galactic 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:
bar
disk galaxy
Freeman's law
galactic center
galaxy
galaxy classification
Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
MicroFUN
OGLE
signatures of formation
spiral arm
stellar dynamics
stellar population

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