Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dwarf Starburst Galaxies Played Important Role In Early Universe

Scientists using data from the Hubble Space Telescope,studying early dwarf galaxies have observed the brilliant flashes of star formation.

Even though all galaxies produce stars, these young dwarf galaxies were producing new stars at a prodigious rate. So fast was this formation, that they could double the number of stars they hold in just 150 million years. By comparison, regular galaxies only master this feat in 1 to 3 billion years!

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