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Using this technique, a team of astronomers led by Neil Crighton (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy; now at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne) has found the best evidence to date for a flow of pristine intergalactic gas onto a galaxy, denoted Q1442-MD50.
Fabian Walter of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, and his colleagues had already established in 2004 that a remote galaxy called Jl14816.64+525150.3, seen as it appeared when the universe was less than a billion years old, was going gangbusters, forging the equivalent of 1,000 suns every year.
Colombia / USA, Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Planet and Star Formation Department
Led by Athanasia Tsatsi of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Germany, the researchers also published ( a paper  last Thursday in which they proposed an explanation for the existence of these spindle galaxies.
Melissa Ness (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany) announced the new stellar catalog January 8th at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Kissimmee, Florida.
For his part, Harrington, who will graduate in May with a double major in astronomy and neuroscience, says he plans to start his doctoral work in September at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the University of Bonn, continuing this research on galaxy evolution.
"Herschel has revealed the largest ensemble of such young stars in a single star-forming region," said Amelia Stutz, a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany.
Zucker of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, reports that it has found what looks like another star stream near Andromeda.
These extremely precise measurements were made by an international team led by Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) in Garching, Germany, in conjunction with collaborators around the world, at the Paris ObservatoryPSL, the Universit Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, the University of Cologne, the Portuguese CENTRA Centro de Astro?sica e Gravitao and ESO.
"This is a surprising result," Christina Eilers, a doctoral student at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and lead author of a study detailing the observations, said in a ( statement .
The energy supernovae dump into their surroundings is one way to limit star formation, says Greg Stinson (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany).
"A younger system should have brighter, easier to detect planets," according to the lead author Beth Biller of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. "Around other stars, NASA's Kepler telescope has shown that planets larger than the Earth and within the orbit of Mercury are plentiful," Biller explained.