Star factories in the distant Universe (artist’s impression)

This artist’s impression of the distant galaxy SMM J2135-0102 shows large bright clouds a few hundred light-years in size, which are regions of active star formation. These “star factories” are similar in size to those in the Milky Way, but one hundred times more luminous, suggesting that star formation in the early life of these galaxies is a much more vigorous process than typically found in local galaxies.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Identificazione:eso1012a
Tipo:Illustrazione
Data di rilascio:Domenica 21 Marzo 2010 19:00
Notizie relative:eso1012
Grandezza:5000 x 5643 px

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Nome:Galaxy, SMM J2135-0102
Tipo:Early Universe : Galaxy
Distanza:z=2.326 (spostamento del rosso)
Categoria:Galaxies
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