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Why `starbursts` take place when galaxies collide

Researchers have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called `starbursts`) take place when galaxies collide.

How starbursts stunt galaxy growth

A new study has tried to find out how there are far fewer galaxies at the most massive end of the galactic scale than expected, which scientists have long sought to explain.

Starbursts hit entire galaxies

Bursts of star birth have a significantly greater effect on their host galaxy than previously thought, according to a new study.