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Galaxy Haro 3 (NGC 3353)

Haro 3 is a blue compact dwarf galaxy (BCD) full of Wolf-Rayet Stars and other giants. The galaxy, which is lying quite remote from big galaxies, is very young and nevertheless contains only a few heavy elements. It shows an extremely high star birth rate.
Supposedly Haro 3 and other BCD are similar to the most early galaxies in the universe, which themselves have been merged into bigger galaxies a long time ago.

Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 54.8 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 12.9
Diameter: 30 000 light-years
Type: BCD/Irr

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Photo: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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