Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen
Caption: This is an example of a teenage galaxy. The white contours show the new measurements of carbon emissions, which have led to a drastic reassessment of the gas mass of these young galaxies.
Credit: Ivision et al. 2010
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