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VLA and ALMA team to look at Birthplaces of Distant Stars

6 Apr 2017, 05:34 UTC
VLA and ALMA team to look at Birthplaces of Distant Stars K. Trisupatsilp, NRAO/AUI/NSF, NASA.

Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today’s stars were born. To do so, they used the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to look at distant galaxies seen as they were some 10 billion years ago.

At that time, the Universe was experiencing its peak rate of star formation. Most stars in the present Universe were born then.

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