Star birth sparked at the Galaxy's edge Nidever, et al., NRAO/AUI/NSF and Mellinger, Leiden-Argentine-Bonn Survey, Parkes Observatory, Westerbork Observatory, Arecibo Observatory. Gas from another galaxy is hitting our own, triggering the birth of bright new stars and adding fresh luster to the Milky Way.
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