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Fraser
2005-Nov-03, 10:30 PM
SUMMARY: One of the most distant galaxies ever seen seems to be in the midst of extremely active star formation. The galaxy has been dubbed the Cloverleaf, and it's 11 billion light-years away, so astronomers are seeing it when the Universe was less than 3 billion years old. It has a rate of star formation 300 times greater than our own Milky Way - 1,000 new stars are being formed each year. The discovery was made using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array radio telescope.

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