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The Rapid Assembly of an Elliptical Galaxy at a Redshift of 2.3

28 May 2013, 11:00 UTC
The Rapid Assembly of an Elliptical Galaxy at a Redshift of 2.3

A rare encounter between two gas-rich galaxies indicates a solution to the problem
of how giant elliptical galaxies developed so quickly in the early universe and why they stopped producing stars soon after.

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