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Distant Galaxy Powered by Primordial Fuel

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

Astronomers observe distant galaxy powered by primordial cosmic fuel


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(Phys.org) —Astronomers have detected cold streams of primordial hydrogen, vestigial matter left over from the Big Bang, fueling a distant star-forming galaxy in the early Universe. Profuse flows of gas onto galaxies are believed to be crucial for explaining an era 10 billion years ago, when galaxies were copiously forming stars. To make this discovery, the astronomers – led by Neil Crighton of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and Swinburne University – made use of a cosmic coincidence: a bright, distant quasar acting as a "cosmic lighthouse" illuminates the gas flow from behind. The results were published October 2 in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:22 PM

Will it be cheaper than diesel though?

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