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Wolf-Rayet galaxy

(WR galaxy)
(galaxy with a lot of Wolf-Rayet stars)

A Wolf-Rayet galaxy is a starburst galaxy with a large percentage of Wolf-Rayet stars, i.e., massive, hot stars that are losing mass fast through stellar wind.


(galaxy type)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf-Rayet_galaxy

Referenced by pages:
Wolf-Rayet star

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