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Galaxy J100054 023436

This starburst galaxy from the early days of the universe, which has the nice nickname Baby Boom galaxy, produces something between 1000 and 4000 stars a year. This makes it the current record holder in that discipline, our Milky Way e.g. only produces about 10 a year.

Constellation: Sextans
Distance: 12.2 billion light-years

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07/13/2008

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Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Subaru

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