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Cosmic telephoto lens shows intense, early star formation

Recently discovered galaxy gives detailed view of stellar birth in the young universe

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4:19pm, March 21, 2010

Thanks to some gravitational sleight of hand, astronomers have obtained their sharpest view yet of individual star-making factories in a distant galaxy, 10 billion light-years from Earth. The study reveals that the concentration of new stars in these giant clouds of gas and dust is 100 times higher than that of similar regions in the Milky Way today.

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