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Wikipedia Galaxy Formation

Galaxy Formation Research at the University of Texas at Austin

European network on Formation of Galaxies

Galaxy Formation Preprints

Galaxy Formation by Malcolm S. Longair

The First Structures in the Universe

Julio Navarro's Galaxy Formation ideas

Galaxy Cluster Formation

Kalvi Institute on Galaxy Formation, (audio)

Galaxy Formation Models

Orion Sky
Galaxy M51 in Canes Venatici beneath Mizar and Alcor
in the Handle of Ursa Major. Mythology: The Beyond Within, or

A Case of Gain the World and Lose Your Soul.
At the present time, most cosmological theorists seem to believe that density perturbations in the Big Bang gave rise to galactic structure, an idea first proposed by Zeldovich. However, I do not believe this. My calculations show that galaxies formed as a consequence of density perturbations induced by the phase transformation He++ to He+ in the cooling Big Bang fireball when the first bound atoms formed, as developed in my book Galaxy Formation by James A. Green from Greenwood Research. Elementary floccule theory picturing the size of the galactic clouds as limited by evaporation of atoms from their surfaces at the He++ to He+ transition temperature, assuming the entire process takes place at the average density of the Milky Way galaxy, predicts the dimensions of spherical galaxies, flattened elliptical galaxies, and the average thicknesses of coin model galaxies. A more sophisticated model using cookie-cutter waves at the Jeans wavelength yields the dimensions of spherical, spiral, and barred-spiral galaxies. For both the elementary floccule model and the Jeans-length model, the results compare very favorably with observations.

Video: Galaxy Formation Rap (May 19, 2007)