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X-ray, Radio, Optical & IR Images of SPT 0346-52
Using several telescopes including Chandra, astronomers have shown that a galaxy in the early Universe called SPT0346-52 is undergoing an extraordinary burst of star formation. The absence of X-rays from Chandra shows that there is no actively growing, supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy. This means that the rate amount of infrared emission detected by other telescopes can only be explained by an extremely high rate of star formation.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Florida/J.Ma et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: ESO/NAOJ/NRAO/ALMA)


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A galaxy in the early Universe called SPT0346-52 is undergoing an extraordinary burst of star formation. This graphic shows a frame from a computer simulation of such a burst following a galactic merger.
(Credit: Simons Fdn./Moore Fdn./Flatiron Inst./Caltech/C. Hayward & P. Hopkins)

SPT 0346-52 (December 8, 2016)