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A cosmic growth spurt in an infant galaxy

One of the most extreme starburst galaxies in the early Universe has been identified and characterized. This system shows the rapid formation of a massive galaxy when the Universe was only 6% of its current age. See Letter p.329

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Figure 1: A forming starburst.

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Narayanan, D., Carilli, C. A cosmic growth spurt in an infant galaxy. Nature 496, 303–304 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/496303a

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