The anatomy of a cosmic snake reveals the structure of distant galaxies

We have a fair understanding of star formation, from the interstellar matter to the diffuse clouds whose gravitational contraction gives birth to stars. But observations of distant galaxies have questioned this picture, the size and mass of these distant stellar nurseries exceeding that of their local counterparts. Astrophysicists from the universities of Geneva and Zurich have tackled this inconsistency and found the first answers thanks to the observation of the cosmic snake. …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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