Seyfert galaxy

Sey·fert galaxy

noun \ˈsē-fərt- also ˈsī-\

Definition of SEYFERT GALAXY

:  any of a class of spiral galaxies that have small compact bright nuclei characterized by variability in light intensity, emission of radio waves, and spectra —called also Seyfert


Carl K. Seyfert †1960 American astronomer
First Known Use: 1959


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