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Luminous Infrared Galaxy

(LIRG)
(a galaxy emitting a lot of far-infrared light)

A Luminous Infrared (IR) Galaxy (LIRG) is a Galaxy emitting more than 1011 times solar Luminosity (L) in the Far Infrared (FIR).

They are often a Starburst Galaxy and/or have an Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) or a Quasar (QSO). Variations:


(galaxy type,infrared)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminous_infrared_galaxy

Referenced by:
Hyperluminous Infrared Galaxy (HLIRG)
Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy (ULIRG)

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