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Bursts of Star Formation in the Early Universe

March 13, 2013

artist's conception of gravitational lensing Galaxies have been experiencing vigorous bursts of star formation from much earlier in cosmic history than previously thought, according to new observations by a California Institute of Technology led team. Full Story

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