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Paper: Nearby luminous blue galaxies
Volume: 10, Evolution of the Universe of Galaxies: Edwin Hubble Centennial Symposium
Page: 157
Authors: Gallagher, John S., III
Abstract: Some galaxies are comparable to spirals in terms of blue luminosities but show optical evidence (blue colors, strong emission lines) for large population I stellar components. These luminous blue galaxies provide examples of rapidly evolving large galaxies in the nearby universe. This paper discusses the evolutionary status of luminous blue galaxies and their possible relationships to the excess numbers of faint blue galaxies that are being found by deep surveys of galaxies.
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