Astronomy/The Universe

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Between galaxies, is there matter or is it just empty space?

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Hello Russell...
The space between galaxies is not just empty space, although it's much more empty than within galaxies. Between galaxies vast clouds of gas and dust often exist, along with an occasional planet or star that has been hurled into intergalactic space by gravitational forces with their home galaxies.

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Patrick Weiler

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I`d be pleased to answer questions about any aspect of astronomy, particularly those related to cosmology, astrophysics, and planetary sciences. I can also provide reliable information on unique topics like dark energy, dark matter, black holes, etc.,.

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Teacher, adult after-hours education at local community college, including frequent "star parties." I have my own telescope system, and continue to stay apace of recent developments and emerging theories in the field.

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BA, liberal arts with emphasis on sciences. BS, computer technology.

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