Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dwarf Galaxies - Champion At Star Formation

Hey Space Placers!

The Universe is ALWAYS throwing us curves.

You would think that the biggest galaxies would be the best at forming new stars. But a new study using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) shows that dwarf galaxies formed a large portion of new stars early in the Universe.

The decade long study shows that dwarf galaxies doubled their entire mass of stars in as "little" as 150 million years - a mere eye blink of time in astronomical terms. Normal size galaxies would take 1-3 BILLION years to do so.

Sky Guy in VA

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