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NGC 253 Starburst

Caption: This is a false-color visualization of the data collected by ALMA of the starburst galaxy NGC 253. The color encodes information about the intensity of light received from the gas, from fainter light shown blue to brighter radiation in red. This and similar visualizations helped the astronomers to identify the molecular outflow emerging from the central starburst in this galaxy. This image is the cover image of the July 25, 2013, issue of the journal Nature.

Credit: E. Rosolowsky (University of Alberta)

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