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Vigorous star birth without galactic collisions: Herschel paints new story of galaxy evolution

The European Space Agency's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that galaxies do not need to collide with each other to drive vigorous star birth. The finding overturns this long-held assumption and paints a more stately picture of how galaxies evolve.
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"90% of Distant Galaxies in Universe Unseen" --European Space Agency Astronomers

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (3 years ago)

The European Space Agency’s Herschel space telescope has discovered that previously unseen distant galaxies are responsible for a cosmic fog of infrared radiation. The galaxies are some of the faintest and furthest objects seen by H... Read Post

Herschel finds less dark matter but more stars

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

The European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory has discovered a population of dust-enshrouded galaxies that do not need as much dark matter as previously thought to collect gas and burst into star formation. Read Post

Destroyer of Galaxies Discovered: Hyper Cosmic Storms

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (4 years ago)

The European Space Agency's Herschel infrared space observatory has detected raging winds of molecular gas streaming away from galaxies. Suspected for years, these outflows may have the power to strip galaxies of gas and halt star f... Read Post


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