Dwarf galaxy NGC 4449, HST image

Dwarf galaxy NGC 4449, HST image

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Caption: Dwarf galaxy NGC 4449. Hubble Space Telescope image of the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 during a starburst, a time of intense star formation (red areas). It is thought this activity was triggered by NGC 4449 merging or interacting with a smaller companion galaxy. Image taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys.

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Keywords: acs, advanced camera for surveys, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, dwarf galaxy, hst, hubble space telescope, ngc 4449, space, star, star birth, star formation, starbirth, stellar evolution, stellar nursery, telescope

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