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An interaction or merger with another galaxy probably triggered the rapid star formation in this small galaxy. The unusually explosive and intense star star-formation activity is called a starburst.Learn more on the Hubble Heritage website Get supporting picture information including original images, caption and facts, and astronomer biographies. Learn more in NewsCenter HubbleSite's NewsCenter is the place to find the story behind this image, along with its original news release and all related images.