Lucas Branco
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ESO lately released a photo of the newly-discovered galaxy SMM J2135-0102, which was found when astronomers were observing a massive galaxy cluster with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope.  The galaxy is so distant that we see it as it was 10 billion years ago, and it is the brightest very distant galaxy ever seen at submillimetre wavelengths. Astronomers estimate that SMM J2135-0102 is producing stars at a rate that is equivalent to about 250 suns per year.

This artist’s impression of the distant galaxy SMM shows large bright clouds a few hundred light-years in size, which are regions of active star formation. These “star factories” are similar in size to those in the Milky Way, but one