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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).

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