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Stellar birth control in the early universe

Press release from EurekAlert | September 30, 2006

An international team of astronomers based at Yale and Leiden University in The Netherlands found that "old stars" dominated many large galaxies in the early universe, raising the new question of why these galaxies progressed into "adulthood" so early in the life of the universe. Their results imply that the galaxies have a method of "birth control" that is very effective.




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