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NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy 25 25

littlesparkvt (2707383) writes "Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The growing galaxy core is blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. The paper appears in the journal Nature on 27 August." (Here's the NASA press release.)
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NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

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  • by canadiannomad (1745008) on Thursday August 28, 2014 @09:35AM (#47773553) Homepage

    The growing galaxy core is blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

    In TFA it states that

    GOODS-N-774 is producing 300 stars per year. “By comparison, the Milky Way produces thirty times fewer than this — roughly ten stars per year,”

    I'm sure I could find it somewhere, or it is really an unanswerable question, but how fast do stars themselves generally form?

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