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Nobody Tosses a Dwarf

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: Nick Rose
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014: Markarian 209 is classed as a blue compact dwarf galaxy. Galaxies of this type have a blue hue, compact size, rich amounts of…Read More »





gas, and low quantities of heavy elements. Markarian 209 contains diffuse gas, and star-forming regions pepper its core. This image captures it as it undergoes a burst of star formation, visible as the lighter blue cloudy region at the top right of the galaxy. Image released Dec. 15, 2014.

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