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pea galaxy

(GP, green pea galaxy, pea, green pea)
(small greenish galaxy)

A pea galaxy (or green pea galaxy or GP) is a small galaxy that looks greenish in SDSS data. It is presumed to be a type of blue compact dwarf galaxy.


(galaxy type)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_galaxy

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