blue compact dwarf galaxy

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A small galaxy with strong emission lines, or strong continuum emission from young stars, in the blue region of the spectrum. The emission is usually interpreted as evidence of a recent localized burst of star formation. See also Compact Galaxy.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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