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AzTEC-3

(very distant starburst galaxy)

AzTEC-3 is a high-Redshift (z) Starburst Galaxy with an extremely high Star Formation Rate (SFR), discovered at z = 5.3 by AzTEC, a Bolometer-array camera installed on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). It is surrounded by galaxies forming stars at high but more usual rates and it shows signs of a recent Galaxy Merger. It lends evidence to the theory that galaxies grew through mergers and through the effect of mergers on their gas. Its redshift places it at 12.6 light-years distant, about a billion years after the Big Bang.


(galaxy,starburst)
https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/alma-protocluster
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
5.34.07Gpc13.28GlyAzTEC-3

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