The galaxy NGC 4449 is a dwarf galaxy. Dwarf galaxies are collections of several billion stars – a much smaller number than the hundreds of billions present in a galaxy like our Milky Way. NGC 4449 is about 10 percent the size of the Milky Way. All across the galaxy we see evidence of an abundance of star formation.
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• Stellar Fireworks Are Ablaze in Galaxy NGC 4449
Publication: October 17, 2007