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Green Bean Galaxy, A New Class Of Galaxy
2012-12-05 06:03:50

Astronomers using the European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope have identified a new galaxy class. The "green bean galaxies" have an unusual appearance, glowing in intense light emitted from the surroundings of monster black holes.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.