View Full Version : "Loner" Galaxy is Actually in the 'Hood

2008-Nov-20, 10:40 PM
Astronomers have long wondered why a small, nearby, isolated galaxy is pumping out new stars faster than any galaxy in our local neighborhood. Usually, galaxies need some sort of gravitational interaction with other galaxies to trigger star formation, and galaxy NGC 1569 appeared to be a loner, far away from other galaxies, but churning [...]

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