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At less than half the diameter of the Milky Way, this galaxy is small on a cosmic scale…measuring around 40,000 light-years across.

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Despite its size, it is busy forming new stars! On average, this galaxy forms stars totaling around half the mass of the Sun per year – enough to label it a starburst galaxy. This image of galaxy NGC 178 comprises data gathered by the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
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