Galaxies are large collections of stars, dust, gas and dark matter. The number of stars in a galaxy spans a wide range from millions of stars for a dwarf galaxy to a hundred trillion stars for large elliptical galaxies. Locate and describe galaxies using Wolfram|Alpha. The shape of a given galaxy can be irregular, spiral or elliptical, among others. Galaxies tend to gather in groups, clusters and superclusters. The distribution of galaxies in the observable universe shows a web-like distribution with galaxy clusters and streams bordering on large voids. The Milky Way Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy while the nearby Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy without a bar.
Explore the properties of galaxies, which, due to their great distance, are typically limited to sky position, radial velocity and brightness as observed from Earth.
Compute the location and get properties of a galaxy: