'Sparky' and its new stars give clues to how massive galaxies evolve

August 29, 2014 9:44 PM

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Astronomers have discovered a budding galactic nucleus, which is undergoing a ferocious rate of star formation. It is providing researchers with their first glimpse at a key step in the galaxy-formation process.

For the first time, a team of astronomers has spotted a galaxy actively building its dense central bulge, the foundation for the galaxy's continued growth.

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