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starburst

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A visual disturbance in which brilliant flashes are seen around light sources. It is an occasional complication of refractive keratoplasty on the eye.
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The starburst in NGC 6334 began relatively recently and will last for only a few million years-a blink of the eye on cosmic timescales.
Until now, astronomers had never spotted enough mergers at this critical, jet-plowing stage to definitively link jet-driven outflows to the cessation of starburst activity.
Starburst Concert Band, made up of area professional musicians, many of whom belong to other musical groups.
Observing Arp 299 and other nearby starbursts, "we can watch [galaxies] change over human timescales," says Neff.
This has consequences for the future of the galaxies hosting the starbursts.
Starburst galaxies give birth to hundreds of solar masses' worth of stars each year in short-lived but intense events.
Tomalia, the developer of starburst dendrimers, has become the most vocal promoter of big-league chemistry.
In the snapshots from the early Universe, the galaxies can be seen undergoing the most intense type of star formation activity known, called a starburst.
Despite ALMA's great sensitiviy to detecting starbursts, we saw nothing, or next to nothing - which is exactly what we hoped it would see," said lead investigator Dr.
Further studies and detailed comparison with theoretical model may reveal the process of galaxy formation and starbursts activities in the early Universe.
Washington, May 1 (ANI): An analysis of archival images of small, or dwarf, galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope suggests that starbursts, intense regions of star formation, sweep across the whole galaxy and last 100 times longer than astronomers thought.
But, the survey could also help to settle a decades-long debate over whether intense episodes of star formation, known as starbursts, are triggered by large-scale galactic mergers or by processes within individual galaxies.