ALMA Helps Investigate Starburst Galaxies

February 17, 2015 3:13 PM

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When galaxies form, some burst and some do not. Those that do make stars far more efficiently than those that don’t. These are called, fittingly, “starburst galaxies”.

Starburst galaxies are actually known to make stars up to 1,000 times faster than spiral galaxies (like the Milky Way). And scientists have now been able to observe this thanks to observations made using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Now they hope to learn why in a new stu...

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