Cosmic tsunamis can wake up comatose galaxies

April 24, 2015 9:52 PM

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Unfortunately the new lease on life is too much for these aging galaxies to handle. Their newfound star-forming abilities quickly dissipate, researchers say.

New research suggests cosmic tsunamis created by colliding galaxies can act as a sort of defibrillator for lifeless galaxies. Until now, researchers didn't think galaxies were affected by these shockwaves.

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