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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)

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