Intense star formation within resolved compact regions in a galaxy at z = 2.3

  title={Intense star formation within resolved compact regions in a galaxy at z = 2.3},
  author={A. M. Swinbank and I. R. Smail and Steven N. Longmore and Andrew I. Harris and Andrew J. Baker and Carlos de Breuck and Johan Richard and Alastair Edge and R. J. Ivison and Raymond Blundell and K. E. K. Coppin and Pierre Cox and Mark A. Gurwell and Laura J. Hainline and Melanie Krips and Andrew Lundgren and Roberto Neri and Brian Siana and Giorgio Siringo and Daniel P. Stark and David J. Wilner and Joshua Daniel Younger},
Massive galaxies in the early Universe have been shown to be forming stars at surprisingly high rates. Prominent examples are dust-obscured galaxies which are luminous when observed at sub-millimetre wavelengths and which may be forming stars at a rate of 1,000 solar masses (M⊙) per year. These intense bursts of star formation are believed to be driven by mergers between gas-rich galaxies. Probing the properties of individual star-forming regions within these galaxies, however, is beyond the… 
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