Dwarf galaxies formed more than their fair share of universe’s stars

June 20, 2014 11:27 AM

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Dwarf galaxies formed more than their fair share of universe’s stars

According to a report from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, new observations from the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope show that dwarf galaxies are responsible for forming a large share of the universe’s stars. The product supports a decade-long investigation into a potential link between a galaxy’s mass and its star-forming activity, helping scientists to construct a consistent picture of events in the early universe.

The results appear in the June 19 online issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

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