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Molecular gas in the halo fuels the growth of a massive cluster galaxy at high redshift

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The largest galaxies in the universe reside in galaxy clusters. Using sensitive observations of carbon monoxide, we show that the Spiderweb galaxy—a massive galaxy in a distant protocluster—is forming from a large reservoir of molecular gas. Most of this molecular gas lies between the protocluster galaxies and has low velocity dispersion, indicating that it is part of an enriched intergalactic medium. This may constitute the reservoir of gas that fuels the widespread star formation seen in ea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1126/science.aag0512

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Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Journal:
Science More from this journal
Volume:
354
Issue:
6316
Pages:
1128-1130
Publication date:
2016-12-02
Acceptance date:
2016-10-21
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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pubs:966274
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uuid:f60d28ad-dcbd-44a9-b6ae-d4b80664db36
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pubs:966274
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966274
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2019-02-10

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