Friday, September 16, 2011

Galactic Growth Slow and Steady

Herschel Mission Finds Galactic Growth Slow and Steady

The Herschel Infrared Space Observatory discovered that galaxies do not always need to collide with each other to drive vigorous star birth. The finding overturns a long-held assumption and paints a more stately picture of how galaxies evolve. The new results are based on Herschel's observations of two patches of sky, each about one-third the size of the full moon.               Image Credit: ESA–AOES Medialab

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