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Unformatted text preview: and faint. The dwarf ellipticals may be the most common type of galaxy in the universe (or maybe the dwarf irregulars are). Examples of elliptical galaxies are M32 (an E2 dwarf elliptical next to the Andromeda Galaxy) and M87 (a huge elliptical in the center of the Virgo cluster). The image sequence below starting from from top left and moving clockwise: Messier 32 (E2 satellite of Andromeda Galaxy), Messier 87 (a huge elliptical at the center of the Virgo cluster), Leo I (=UGC 5470, E3 dwarf elliptical in Local Group), Messier 110 (another satellite of Andromeda Galaxy, E6 type) Messier 32: a dwarf elliptical (E2) satellite galaxy of the Andromeda Galaxy. Courtesy of NOAO/AURA/NSF Messier 87: giant elliptical (E1) at the Virgo Cluster's core. It has grown very large by ``eating'' other galaxies. Leo I: dwarf elliptical (E3) in the Local Group. Messier 110: dwarf elliptical...
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