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Leaky galaxy is a star factory that could shed light on early universe
Leaky galaxy is a star factory that could shed light on early universe

Astronomers searching for hints of leaky galaxies have picked up radiation from a star-forming galaxy in the nearby universe that behaves rather like some of the earliest stellar factories that gave a dark universe its first rays of light. The galaxy known as J0921+4509, as described in the journal Science, is pushing out 50 solar masses’ worth of new stars per year – about an order of magnitude greater than the Milky Way's rate. This galaxy could help scientists shed light on one of the earliest epochs after the universe’s birth — a formative period known as reionization, which took place a few hundred million years after the birth of the universe. ...

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