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AzTEC-3

(AzTEC J100020.54+023509.3)
(very distant starburst galaxy)

AzTEC-3 (aka AzTEC J100020.54+023509.3) is a high-redshift starburst galaxy with an extremely high star formation rate, discovered in 2008 at z = 5.3 by AzTEC, a bolometer-array camera, at the time installed on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). The galaxy is surrounded by other galaxies forming stars at high-but-more-usual rates and 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)
Further reading:
https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/alma-protocluster
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...738...36D/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008MNRAS.385.2225S/abstract
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
5.34.08Gpc13.29GlyAzTEC-3
Coordinates:AzTEC-3
J100020.690+023520.37

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