Artist’s impression of distant starburst galaxy

This artist’s impression shows a dusty galaxy in the distant Universe that is forming stars at a rate much higher than does our Milky Way. The new ALMA observations have allowed scientists to lift the veil of dust and see what was previously inaccessible — that such starburst galaxies have an excess of massive stars compared to more peaceful galaxies.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Release date:4 June 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1817
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst

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