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Hubble Space Telescope Helps Solve Mystery Of Universe's Massive Galactic Burnouts

There are 1 comment on the Switched story from Feb 9, 2014, titled Hubble Space Telescope Helps Solve Mystery Of Universe's Massive Galactic Burnouts. In it, Switched reports that:

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories, astronomers are learning why some massive galaxies hit their peak young and quit making stars when the universe was less than a quarter of its current age.

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tecton47

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#1 Feb 10, 2014
The acronym "CANDLES" is funny and I've often wondered about which came first; was it the project's name or the acronym?

In the future, astronomers will refer to these live fast and die young galaxies as "Rock Star Galaxies." They had initially planned to use the term "Hendrix/Joplin" galaxies, but the spokespeople for both estates refused their request saying that such a name was "in poor taste."

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