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Astronomers find galaxy cluster with bursting heart

  1. Sep 17, 2015 #1
    Astronomers find galaxy cluster with bursting heart

    An international team of astronomers has discovered a gargantuan galaxy cluster with a core bursting with new stars - an incredibly rare find. The discovery, made with the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the first to show that gigantic galaxies at the centres of massive clusters can grow significantly by feeding off gas stolen from other galaxies.

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  4. Sep 18, 2015 #3


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    Interesting. I didn't realize galaxies could feed off of material stolen from other galaxies!
  5. Sep 18, 2015 #4
    I'm coining leech galaxies!
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