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Haro galaxy




Haro 3 (NGC 3353)
Haro 3 (NGC 3353).
Image: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

A blue galaxy similar to a Markarian galaxy, often elliptical or lenticular in form, whose spectrum shows bright, sharp emission lines. The emission may be from an active galactic nucleus or from a recent burst of star formation. These galaxies are named after Guillermo Haro, who discovered them in 1956.


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