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MILKY WAY

Our Galaxy’s second growth spurt

After an initial period of activity, the formation of stars in the Galactic Centre has remained dormant for billions of years. The hibernation ended by a star-formation episode that could be due to the Milky Way interacting with other galaxies.

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Fig. 1: Stellar field around the nuclear disk.

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Massari, D. Our Galaxy’s second growth spurt. Nat Astron 4, 318–319 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-019-0966-x

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