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Rare galaxy found furiously burning fuel for stars

Compact galaxy packs big star-making punch
Tue, 2013-04-23 15:30

Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed. The findings come from the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer in the French Alps, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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