Galactic Recycling May Explain Star-Formation Mystery

Galactic Recycling May Explain Star-Formation Mystery

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Galaxies don’t seem to have enough matter inside them to keep forming new stars at the rates that they do. Now, astronomers have caught a galaxy in the act of recycling material that it previously threw out, which may explain the discrepancy.

New observations provide the first direct evidence of gas flowing into distant galaxies that are actively creating baby stars, offering support for the “galactic recycling” theory.

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