Starburst to Star Bust: Astronomers ID Suspect Behind Dearth Of High-Mass Galaxies

A study published in the journal Nature shows how vigorous star formation can turn the tables on a starburst galaxy by forcing hydrogen and other gases high into the surrounding galactic halo, leaving little fuel for the next generation of stars. These new observations may help solve the mystery of the missing high-mass galaxies that theories predict should exist, but are conspicuously absent.

Provided by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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