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Science Bulletins: Hubble Spots Star Factories

A survey of the oldest objects in the Universe has revealed a multitude of dwarf galaxies that are producing stars at a dizzying pace. Using the infrared vision of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers concentrated on two regions, observing 69 galaxies brimming with stars. The latest Astro Bulletin from the Museum's Science Bulletins program showcases this unexpected discovery, which may lead astronomers to reevaluate current theories about how galaxies evolve. View the story in AMNH's Hall of the Universe until December 21, 2011 or online. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.
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