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High abundances hidden in the dusty medium

Certain types of strongly star-forming galaxies have long been thought to lie outside the usual trends in metal abundances followed by other galaxies. A study now reveals the significant effect of dust on observations, bringing these galaxies back into line with models.

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Fig. 1: Images of the five ULIRGs analysed by Chartab et al.

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Hammer, F. High abundances hidden in the dusty medium. Nat Astron 6, 776–777 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-022-01735-7

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