|12th of December 2016|
|Under construction: Distant galaxy churning out stars at remarkable rate|
|by Gabby Russell (CASS)|
Ma et al.
(2016) have used NASA's Chandra X-ray
Observatory and other telescopes, including the Australia Telescope Compact
Array (ATCA), to show that a recently-discovered galaxy is undergoing an
extraordinary boom of stellar construction (SFR ~ 4500 Msun/yr). The galaxy,
known as SPT0346-52, is 12.7 billion light years from Earth (z = 5.656),
seen at a critical stage in the evolution of galaxies about a billion years
after the Big Bang. |
More information:: Chandra Press Release and Blog by Jongzhe Ma.
Reference: Ma et al. (2016)