Artist’s impression of gas fueling distant starburst galaxies

This cartoon shows how gas falling into distant starburst galaxies ends up in vast turbulent reservoirs of cool gas extending 30 000 light-years from the central regions. ALMA has been used to detect these turbulent reservoirs of cold gas surrounding similar distant starburst galaxies. By detecting CH+ for the first time in the distant Universe, this research opens up a new window of exploration into a critical epoch of star formation.

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Auðkenni:eso1727a
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 30, 2017, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1727
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Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Flokkur:Illustrations

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