AST 104 Stars and Galaxies

Important Terms for Chapter 13:

Milky Way Galaxy
Nuclear bulge
Globular clusters
Open (galactic) clusters
Population I star
Population II star
Rotation curve
Sagittarius A*
Standard candle
Standard ruler
Elliptical galaxies
Spiral galaxies
Barred spiral galaxies
Irregular galaxies
Flocculent spirals
Grand design spirals
Density wave theory
Self-sustaining star formation
Starburst galaxies
The Local Group
Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
Regular (Rich) clusters
Irregular (Poor) clusters
Dark matter

Prof. Donna Weistrop

University of Nevada, Las Vegas