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Volunteers sifting through an online image bank called Galaxy Zoo have helped astronomers discover a new, rare class of galaxy dubbed the Green Pea.
"They looked like stars, but they had a positive redshift," Cardamone told National Geographic News. A higher redshift means that an object is farther away. The green peas lie between 1.5 and 5 billion light-years from Earth, so for us to be able to see them, the peas must be galaxies.
each green blob is forming stars at an exceptional rate
The spotters—calling themselves the Peas Corps and the Peas Brigade