Sep 15

Astronomers find galaxy cluster with bursting heart

Source: ESA/Hubble heic1519

heic1519aImage of the galaxy cluster SpARCS1049 .
Image credits: NASA/STScI/ESA/JPL-Caltech/McGill

An international team of astronomers has discovered a gargantuan galaxy cluster with a core bursting with new stars — an incredibly rare find. The discovery, made with the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the first to show that gigantic galaxies at the centres of massive clusters can grow significantly by feeding off gas stolen from other galaxies. (read more)

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