Artist’s impression of a dusty starburst galaxy

This artist’s impression shows a dusty galaxy in the distant Universe that is forming stars at a rate much higher than in our Milky Way. New ALMA observations have allowed scientists to lift the veil of dust and see what was previously inaccessible — that such starburst  galaxies have an excess of massive stars as compared to more peaceful galaxies.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1817a
Type:Artwork
Release date:4 June 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1817
Size:5272 x 3829 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies
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