View Full Version : Extreme Galaxies Help Explain the Early Universe

2006-Jun-07, 02:30 PM
Astronomers are studying nearby "luminous infrared galaxies" to get a better idea of what extremely distant galaxies might look like. Some of these galaxies are 1/50th the size of the Milky Way (2000 light-years across), but they have the same amount of gas. This tightly packed gas causes nearly constant star formation, and feeds supermassive black holes. This is probably what the early Universe looked like.

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