Chemistry and Physics Faculty Articles

Title

How Do Galaxies Grow? Assembling the Most Massive Galaxies in the Universe

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-26-2008

Publication Title

European Southern Observatory

First Page

eso0824

Abstract

Astronomers have caught multiple massive galaxies in the act of merging about 4 billion years ago. This discovery, made possible by combining the power of the best ground- and space-based telescopes, uniquely supports the favoured theory of how galaxies form.

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