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Astronomers spotted a galaxy dying after a major collision. It’s bleeding out 10,000 suns’ worth of gas each year. – Yahoo News

Galaxies need cold gas to form new stars, and this one is bleeding 10,000 suns worth of the stuff each year. Astronomers blame a cosmic crash.



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For the first time, astronomers can clearly see a galaxy beginning to die.
Nine billion light-years away, galaxy ID2299 is losing critical cold gas that helps create new stars. Every year, it’s bleeding out enough gas to make 10,000 suns. Already, it has lost nearly half of its cold gas. The rest is being used up to form new stars, at a pace hundreds of times faster than in the Milky Way.
At this rate, the galaxy will soon run out of spare gas and be unable to make new stars. For a galaxy, that’s…

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