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Animation of a Starburst Galaxy

April 25, 2013

This animation shows a galaxy undergoing a starburst. The galaxy has messy regions strung throughout its arms that are intensely bright and forming new stars. The winds produced by these star-forming processes can have an incredibly far-reaching effect on their host galaxy.

Credit: ESA, NASA & L. Calçada