Zooming in on a surprising ring
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Zooming in on a surprising ring

15 July, 2024

This Picture shows the distant galaxy PJ0116-24, a so-called Hyper Luminous Infrared Galaxy (HyLIRG). HyLIRGs are incredibly bright galaxies, lit up by the extremely rapid star formation within them. But what triggers this? Previous studies suggested that such extreme galaxies must result from galaxy mergers. These galaxy collisions are thought to create dense gas regions in...