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Starburst to Star Bust: Astronomers ID Suspect Behind Dearth of High-Mass Galaxies

24 July, 2013 / Read time: 1 minute

Thanks to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, scientists have observed vigorous star formation turning the tables on a galaxy, leaving little fuel for the next generation of stars.

These new observations may help solve the mystery of the missing high-mass galaxies that theories predict should exist, but are conspicuously absent.