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Monstrous galaxies unmasked

The enigma of how the most luminous galaxies arise is closer to being solved. New simulations show that these are long-lived massive galaxies powered by prodigious gas infall and the recycling of supernova-driven outflows. See Letter p.496

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Figure 1: Simulation of a submillimetre galaxy (SMG).

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