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Starbursts near and far

Observations of intensely bright star-forming galaxies both close by and in the far Universe seem to emphasize their similarities. But look a little closer, and telling differences emerge.

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Figure 1: Buried in dust.

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Gao, Y. Starbursts near and far. Nature 452, 417–419 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/452417a

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