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ALMA Reveals Starving Galaxies
2012-01-11 13:06:43

Astronomers using the partially completed ALMA observatory have found compelling evidence for how star-forming galaxies evolve into 'red and dead' elliptical galaxies, catching a large group of galaxies right in the middle of this change.

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2005-10-28 18:55:00

Nowadays, much of the universe's matter seems to be organized, as stars, solar systems, galaxies, and galaxy clusters are familiar sights of the local universe. However this was not always the case. By using the Spitzer Space Telescope to conduct a wide-area sky survey, SWIRE Legacy team hopes to explain how mature nearby galaxies evolved from the "element clumps" of the early universe.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.