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ALMA rewrites history of Universe's stellar baby boom

Record-breaking haul of distant galaxies includes most distant detection of water published to date
Wed, 2013-03-13 14:08

Observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) show that the most vigorous bursts of star birth in the cosmos took place much earlier than previously thought. The results are published in a set of papers to appear in the journal Nature and in the Astrophysical Journal. The research is the most recent example of the discoveries coming from the new international ALMA observatory, which celebrates its inauguration today.

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