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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a galaxy known as UGC 11411. It is a galaxy type known as an irregular blue compact dwarf (BCD) galaxy.

BCD galaxies are about a tenth of the size of a typical spiral galaxy such as the Milky Way and are made up of large clusters of hot, massive stars that ionize the surrounding gas with their intense radiation. Because these stars are so hot they glow brightly with a blue hue, giving galaxies like UGC 11411 their characteristic blue tint. With these massive stars being less than 10 million years old, they are very young compared to stellar standards. They were created during a starburst, a galaxy-wide episode of furious star formation. UGC 11411 in particular has an extremely high star formation rate, even for a BCD galaxy.

Unusually for galaxies with such intense star-forming regions, BCDs don’t contain either a lot of dust, or the heavy elements that are typically found as trace elements in recently formed stars, making their composition very similar to that of the material from which the first stars formed in the early universe. Because of this astronomers consider BCD galaxies to be good objects to study to improve our understanding of primordial star-forming processes.

The bright stars in the image are foreground stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
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ganeshkasar1987 15.01.2020 - 13:23

The world is full of galaxies

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ganeshkasar1987 15.01.2020 - 13:23

The world of galaxy where we are…..!!~~

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ilovepluto2001 15.01.2020 - 13:23

Where is it? Observable with amateur scopes?

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patricrr 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@raquelnavas01 @aichhe

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rquelnavas 15.01.2020 - 13:23

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astronomy_club 15.01.2020 - 13:23

🙂

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aitychillon 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@patricrr 😂😂🌠🌠🌠

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abcefglo 15.01.2020 - 13:23

Great

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viviantunesmedina 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@pedrobrandoff quero ver uma foto de nebulosa sua… Como essa….

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pedrobrandoff 15.01.2020 - 13:23

Moleza @viviantunesmedina #sqn

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kathy_skate_123 15.01.2020 - 13:23

I’m going to cry on all of these beautiful scientific pictures 😢😢😢 it’s so beautiful

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kayys17 15.01.2020 - 13:23

Good night 💫 @peeticha

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khalidalsaif5 15.01.2020 - 13:23

سبحان الله.

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rubab14 15.01.2020 - 13:23

What uncertainty looks like

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meesenation 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@robbiesteves

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bobby_realestate 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@behrouzj bavaram nemishe ke too listeg follower,hayeh NASA hasti!!

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eye_candy_lab 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@sabina.sabirova галактика 🌌

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isabelle.gonzalvo 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@neilio28😊

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beabrnnmn 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@cocofitzs an entire galaxy

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mateomora 15.01.2020 - 13:23

Y así @tigrees

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hwsteffi 15.01.2020 - 13:23

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jolevpiet 15.01.2020 - 13:23

@hwsteffi let’s move to that galaxy 😂

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skulpture 15.01.2020 - 13:23

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