Star formation burst in the Milky Way 2-3 million years ago

A team led by researchers of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona and the Besançon Astronomical Observatory have found, analysing data from the Gaia satellite, that a severe star formation burst occurred in the Milky Way about to and three thousand million years ago. In this process, more than 50% of the stars that created the galactic disc may have been born. The study has been published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Source: EurekaAlert,