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The Countdown, Episode 20 - Star Factory, Five New Exoplanets, Saturn Ring Rain, Planet-Naming Controversy, Missing Mars Lander Found

5) Star FactoryAbout 880 million years after the Big Bang, a huge galaxy was building new stars at an incredible pace. An international team of astronomers discovered the galaxy HFLS3 with help from 12 observatories all over the world.HFLS3 is a starburst galaxy, which means it turns gas into stars at an extremely high rate...

STAFFApril 18, 2013 — Eric R. Olson

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