Starbursts - the juicy sweets of the universe

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Modern astronomy is concerned with understanding the evolution of the Universe. Stars are one of the primary drivers of this change, and one of the most dramatic ways of creating new stars is through a starburst. Dr Mark Westmoquette discusses how starbursts are defined, where they are found, what they are made of, and what consequences they have for their host galaxies and the Universe as a whole. He ends by describing some of the work he has been doing in this field.

Duration: 1hr

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