How Starburst Galaxies 'Burst' With New Born Stars

February 17, 2015 1:18 PM

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(Photo : B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ), A. Leroy; STScI/NASA, ST-ECF/ESA, CADC/NRC/CSA) These new ALMA data reveal a diffuse envelope of carbon monoxide gas which surrounds stellar nurseries.

Researchers say a particular galaxy called the Sculptor Galaxy can provide clues as to what causes starburst galaxies to have an extra "burst".

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