radio galaxy


: a galaxy that is a powerful source of radio waves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The galaxy, which is named Alcyoneus, is a giant radio galaxy. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 19 Feb. 2022 MeerKAT is already trying to find similarly gargantuan filaments in other radio galaxies. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio galaxy was in 1959

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“Radio galaxy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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