Birth of Galaxies

Birth of Galaxies

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Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Birth of galaxies, artwork. Illustration depicting the two possible ways in which galaxies are thought to form. On the left is the bottom-up scenario, in which galaxies are built from smaller building blocks. Small gas clouds collide under gravity to create a large, galaxy-sized structure. Individual cloudlets within this structure then condense into stars, forming a galaxy of stars. On the right is an alternative scenario, the top-down model. Here, galaxies are born from initially much larger cloud structures. These gradually fragment, with the individual fragments then forming into galaxy-sized objects.

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Keywords: accretion, agglomeration, art, artwork, astronomy, birth, bottom-up, condensation, cosmology, diagram, formation, galaxies, galaxy, illustration, infographic, schematic, space, top-down

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