Scientists Get Fresh Insights on Stellar Nurseries in the Sculptor Galaxy

February 17, 2015 8:02 AM

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A team of scientists from the Ohio State University in Columbus were able to get more insights on a nearby starburst galaxy and early star formation by using Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), one of the world’s largest and most accurate radio telescopes.

Researchers focused their research on NGC 253, or the Sculptor Galaxy, which is located nearly 11.5 million light-years away. Due to its relatively close location, the galaxy was successfully mapped by ALMA, providing astronomers with additional info on stellar nurseries located at its core.

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