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Small galaxies may only give birth to small stars

Posted by ChevScience on June 11, 2011

Our Milky Way, a giant barred spiral galaxy, creates stars both large and small, and astronomers had assumed other galaxies did the same. But a new study of Fornax, a dwarf galaxy orbiting our own, suggests that might not be true.
Size matters (Image: ESO/Digitised Sky Survey 2)

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