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Galactic Halo

(spherical region around a galaxy with gas, dark matter, etc.)

A Galactic Halo is a region around the visible part of a Galaxy, i.e., the bulk of the stars, with less visible parts of the same Gravity-bound structure. Includes:

Galactic halos also have Dust.

(galaxies,dark matter,plasma)

Referenced by:
Astronomical Quantities
Gould's Belt
High-Velocity Star
High-Velocity Cloud (HVC)
MACHO Project
Polar-Ring Catalog (PRC)
Smith Cloud