• It was previously believed that the denser molecular hydrogen clouds where stars form would be more resistant to the wind, However they found that the molecular hydrogen gas is also blown from the in-falling galaxy
  • Cutting off the gas that forms stars is a key step in the evolution of galaxies from the early Universe to the present
  • The team made their analysis using optical, infrared and hydrogen-emission data from the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as archival ground-based data

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