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Astronomers get first glimpse of monster galaxy formation

Erica Nelson: ‘The early universe could make these galaxies, but the modern universe can’t. It was this hotter, more turbulent place — these were boiling cauldrons forging stars.’

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Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

Steven Finkelstein: ‘There are way more regions of very high star formation than we previously thought. … There must be a decent number of them if we happen to find two in the same area of the sky.’

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New class of star cluster discovered

MEDIA RELEASE Star clusters with properties not seen before have been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists, led by Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Duncan Forbes. Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, the researchers found several star clusters with sizes and masses that were previously […]

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Hubble spies a ghost-like nebula

Hubble spies a ghost-like nebula

Once again, this is not really Big Island-related, but it is a cool photo … Researchers do not yet know what is lighting up IRAS 05437+2502, a small, faint nebula that spans only 1/18th of a full moon toward the constellation of the Taurus. Particularly enigmatic is the bright upside-down V that defines the upper […]

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