Galaxy Mergers May Play Important Role in Quenching of Star Formation in Massive Galaxies

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a massive starburst galaxy with a tail of star-forming gas in the distant Universe. Named ID2299, the galaxy is ejecting 46% of its star-forming gas at a startling rate of 10,000 solar masses per year. The researchers believe that this spectacular event was triggered by a […]
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