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Galaxy NGC 1559

25 million years ago in this elliptic dwarf galaxy a starburst activity started, which ended 5 million years ago. Two massive star clusters originated then.

Constellation: Camelopardis
Distance: 7.5 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 11.8
Diameter: 20 000 light-years
Type: E6

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Photo: ESA, NASA, P. Anders (Göttingen Univ.) et al.

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