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Astronomers have witnessed a distant galaxy die for the first time – PennLive

A massive cold gas ejection signals the impending death of a vast star-forming galaxy.



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When stars in a galaxy stop forming, that galaxy will die. Astronomers, for the first time ever, have observed this phenomenon in a distant galaxy.
According to a report by CNN, scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array of telescopes in Chile, were able to capture a rare observation of a galaxy as it ejected almost half of the gas it uses to form stars.
It has taken nearly nine billion years for the light from this galaxy, known as ID2299, to reach Earth, CNN reported – which…

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