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Evolution of Massive Elliptical Galaxies

Caption: This graphic shows the evolutionary sequence in the growth of massive elliptical galaxies over 13 billion years, as gleaned from space-based and ground-based telescopic observations. The growth of this class of galaxies is driven by rapid star formation in the so called SMG galaxies and mergers with other galaxies.

Credit: Graphic courtesy of NASA, European Space Agency, and S. Toft og A. Feild

Usage Restrictions: Credit NASA, European Space Agency, and S. Toft og A. Feild

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