New images reveal how an ancient monster galaxy fueled furious star formation

Systems like this cranked out new stars about 1,000 times as fast as the Milky Way does

starburst galaxy

STAR-FORMING FRENZY  Observations of the ancient starburst galaxy COSMOS-AzTEC-1 (artist’s impression above) help explain its startling rate of star formation.

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

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