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In a galaxy far, far away, a period of unusually intense star formation is underway. Thousands upon thousands of new stars are blazing into life, as a starburst rips through the galaxy NGC 4449. A newly released picture, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), shows clusters of young, hot, bluish white stars blazing …


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  1. John Bayly

    I still think of them as ...

    Opal Fruits

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    global nature?


    "Because of the global nature of the starburst..."

    I've yet to see one in my back garden.

  3. Dillon Pyron

    Billions of years?

    Billions of years old? Don't you mean roughly 6000 years old? There's a museum here in the US that will set these so called "scientists" straight on issue. If you can't believe the Bible, what can you believe. The President believes, and he's always right.

  4. James Taylor

    A bit late!

    This isn't news! It's not happening now either, as I have it on good authority that this event happened a good 12000000 years ago!

  5. Dax Farrer

    Like its all relative dude ...

    To us its now, and lets face it, if we are the centre of the universe then thats all that matters.

    Let not piddling facts get in the way of the BIG picture.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wow. It's stunning

    despite my lack of understanding. Sort of like what an aphid's understandiong of a flowering rose...

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