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Starburst In Dwarf Galaxy UGC 5797

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Starburst In Dwarf Galaxy UGC 5797

Scientists, using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, are studying a group of very massive blue stars in active galaxy known as UGC 5797.

UGC 5797 is a dwarf galaxy located in the minor equatorial constellation Sextans. This galaxy has intrigued scientists because its very active — undergoing active star formation, especially massive blue stars.

In this photo, UGC 5797 appear to have a bluish color due to the huge number of massive bright blue stars. Beside UGC 5797, we can see a few tens of spiral galaxies with varying colours and placed at different angles. These galaxies are much further away from Earth than UGC 5797.

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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA.
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