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dwarf spheroidal galaxy

(dSph)
(spheroidally-shaped dwarf galaxy lacking star formation)

The term dwarf spheroidal galaxy is used for some dwarf galaxies in the Local Group that have a somewhat spherical shape, a low luminosity, and little gas, dust, star formation. Examples:


(galaxy type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_spheroidal_galaxy

Referenced by:
Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (Sgr dE)

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