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Galaxies Fed By Funnels of Fuel


Massive galaxy

Created with the help of supercomputers, this still from a simulation shows the formation of a massive galaxy during the first 2 billion years of the universe. Hydrogen gas is gray, young stars appear blue, and older stars are red. The simulation reveals

Credit: N-Body Shop at University of Washington

Computer simulations of galaxies growing over billions of years have revealed a likely scenario for how they feed: a cosmic version of swirly straws.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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