aug 222012
 
Fierce Galactic Winds from Starbursts End New Star Formation

  Fierce galactic winds powered by an intense burst of star formation may blow gas right out of massive galaxies, shutting down their ability to make new stars. Matter blasts out of the starburst galaxy M82 in this composite image from three observatories. Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution/Chandra X-ray Observatory Sifting through images and data from [continue reading]