View Full Version : Superwinds Seen in Distant Galaxies

2005-Sep-09, 11:29 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers have discovered a massive explosion in a galaxy 11.5 billion light years away. This explosion is producing streams of high speed material called "superwinds" which are nearly tearing the galaxy apart. These explosions are thought to put a limit on the amount of star formation that can happen in any galaxy, since these superwinds will blow excess gas and dust out into intergalactic space. This helps explain why key elements needed for the formation of planets and life were well distributed in galaxies so early on in the history of the Universe.

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