compact galaxy

compact galaxy

A member of a class of peculiar galaxies, first catalogued by Fritz Zwicky in the 1960s. Their brightness is so concentrated that they are almost indistinguishable from stars on normal photographs and their constituent stars are unusually hot and blue. Detailed examination has shown that they are either active galaxies, starburst galaxies, or extragalactic H II regions, and the term compact galaxy is now rarely used.
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Even though it was mostly shredded, this massive galaxy left behind a rich trail of evidence: an almost invisible halo of stars larger than the Andromeda galaxy itself, an elusive stream of stars and a separate enigmatic compact galaxy, M32.
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However, Sanchayeeta Borthakur of Johns Hopkins University and colleagues suspected that J0921+4509, a compact galaxy about 3 billion light-years away, might be leaking ultraviolet light.
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A joint project with the Webb Deep Sky Society to observe and image Hickson compact galaxy groups has proved particularly popular with 68 of the 100 groups now observed.
Astronomer also observed a type of galaxy with bursts of star formation and is called blue compact galaxy, as newly formed stars emit a bluish light.
Another Compact Galaxy Group by NASA, the SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE, and JAYANNE ENGLISH
Its distorted shape was caused by a small interloper, a very blue, compact galaxy visible in the upper left corner of the more massive Tadpole.
In 1982, Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson published a list of 100 compact galaxy groups selected from his systematic examination of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) red plates.

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