NASA's Hubble finds dwarf galaxies formed more than their fair share of universe's stars

June 19, 2014 9:03 PM

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NASA's Hubble finds dwarf galaxies formed more than their fair share of universe's stars

They may be little, but they pack a big star-forming punch. New observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show small galaxies, also known as dwarf galaxies, are responsible for forming a large proportion of the universe's stars.

Studying this early epoch of the universe's history is critical to fully understanding how these stars formed and how galaxies grew and evolved 3.5 to 6 billion years after the beginning of the universe. The result supports a decade-long investigation into whether there is a link between a galaxy's ...

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