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Are the stars uniformly distributed in space

1. Are the stars uniformly distributed in space?

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Hi there. Thanks for posting this very interesting question to Brainmass.

When talking about teh distribution of mass it is important to put the scale in context.
For example, if we look at the ares of teh universe which is the milky way galaxy, then we could say that the stars ate distributed along spiral armes originatingg at a glactic cores, hence teh distribution of teh stars in the milky way galaxy is not uniform.

However when we look at an eliptical or irregular galaxies the stars seem to be randomly distributed (and hence uniformly) in the galaxy.


When we increase the scale, to clusters of galaxies, the galaxies seem to form thin strands. Therefore the galaxies (and by definition the stars ...

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The expert determines if stars are uniformly distributed in space.