Artist’s impression of a starburst galaxy

This kind of galaxy is typically forming stars at such a high rate that astronomers often refer to them as “starbursts”. They can form up to 1000 times more stars per year, compared to the Milky Way. Thanks to the unique capabilities of ALMA, astronomers have been able to measure the proportion of high-mass stars in such starburst galaxies.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1817d
Type:Artwork
Release date:4 June 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1817
Size:5272 x 3829 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Category:Galaxies
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