Early galaxy ‘Sparky’ was a star factory

August 30, 2014 1:31 AM

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Early galaxy ‘Sparky’ was a star factory

The massive galaxy formed less than three billion years after the Big Bang.

In the hotter, more violent environment of the early Universe, extremely massive galaxies formed. Observing the formation of these giant galaxies has been problematic due to shrouds of dust around their cores, which block visible light. Now, a new study led by Erica Nelson of Yale University has del...

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