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Galaxy POX 186

The blue compact dwarf galaxy (BCD) POX 186, or LEDA 46982, is still in its youth. It evolved only a short time ago, astronomically spoken, by the collision of two gas clouds.

Constellation: Virgo
Age: < 100 million years
Distance: 68 million light-years
Diameter: 900 light-years
Number of Stars: 10 million
Type: BCD/Irr

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02/28/2006

    POX 186
Photo: NASA and Michael Corbin (CSC/STScI)

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