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Spitzer Reveals a Buried Explosion Sparked by a Galactic Train Wreck

18/11/2010

Spitzer Reveals a Buried Explosion Sparked by a Galactic Train Wreck

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found a stunning burst of star formation that beams out as much infrared light as an entire galaxy. The collision of two spiral galaxies has triggered this explosion, which is cloaked by dust that renders its stars nearly invisible in other wavelengths of light.
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