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AzTEC-3

(very distant starburst galaxy)

AzTEC-3 is a high-redshift starburst galaxy with an extremely high star formation rate, discovered at z = 5.3 by AzTEC, a bolometer-array camera installed on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). It is surrounded by galaxies forming stars at high-but-more-usual rates and it shows signs of a recent galaxy merger. It lends evidence to the theory that galaxies grew through mergers and through the effect of mergers on their gas. Its redshift places it at 12.6 Gly distant, about a billion years after the Big Bang.


(galaxy,starburst)
https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/alma-protocluster
https://arxiv.org/abs/1106.2092
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
5.34.07Gpc13.28GlyAzTEC-3
Coordinates:AzTEC-3
J100020.690+023520.37

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