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Supernova winds blow galaxies into shape

Simulations of exploding stars show how matter is pushed around during star formation

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3:20pm, January 13, 2010

View video of a simulation of dwarf galaxy formation.

After years of struggling to understand how to properly assemble a galaxy, astronomers have discovered that the answer is blowin’ in the wind. The supernova wind, that is.

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