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Starbursting in the Galaxy M82


February 3, 2014

Messier 82, seen in radio frequencies Recently, Messier 82 (M82) became the galaxy in which the nearest supernova in decades exploded.  It is also the closest galaxy undergoing a rapid burst of star formation, known as a starburst. About 12 million light-years away, it is seen nearly edge-on, as shown in the larger, visible-light image from the Hubble Space Telescope. Full Story

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