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starburst

(stăr′bŭrst)
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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Unobscured QSOS within dusty starbursts and QSO sightlines with impact parameters below 100 kiloparsecs," appeared in the Astrophysical Journal.
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.
Washington, December 5 ( ANI ): Astronomers have combined the observing powers of ESA's Herschel space observatory and the ground-based Keck telescopes and characterized hundreds of previously unseen starburst galaxies, revealing extraordinary high star-formation rates across the history of the universe.
International ASP Conference on Neutral Ism in Starburst Galaxies (2003: Marstrand, Sweden) Ed.
Though many of their creations -- which go by such names as starburst dendrimers, arborols and hyperbranched macromolecules -- exhibit a brand of molecular beauty, these designers are driven by much more than aesthetics.
Furthermore, the new observations indicate that the bright starbursts in these distant galaxies last for a mere 100 million years - a very short time in cosmological terms - yet in this brief time they are able to double the quantity of stars in the galaxies.
The theoretical picture is chaotic and violent: The merging galaxies knock gas and dust into clumps of rapid star formation, called starbursts, and down into the maws of the supermassive black hole growing in the merger's core.
Further studies and detailed comparison with theoretical model may reveal the process of galaxy formation and starbursts activities in the early Universe.