The Milky Way

  • What is the Milky Way?

  • What are Galactic coordinates?

  • Circular rotation in the disk of a galaxy

  • Random motions in a cluster or galaxy

  • What is differential rotation?

  • What is galactic rotation?

  • What are rotation curves?

  • How do we determine the inclination of a galaxy?

  • Scattering of light


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