back to article Pains of giving birth to stars gives heft to elliptical galaxies

The rate of star formation might play a bigger role in affecting a galaxy's shape than previously thought, according to a recent study. Galaxies, a smattering of dust, gas and stars glued together by gravitational attraction, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Edwin Hubble's classic "tuning fork" diagram describes four …

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