July 7, 2014
A Simulated Dwarf Galaxy 800 Million Years After The Big Bang
[ Read the Article: Solving The Long-standing Mystery Surrounding The Evolution Of Galaxies ]
This is a rotation around a dwarf galaxy with a total mass of 10^9 solar masses (about 1000 times smaller than our Milky Way) at redshift 7 when the universe was only 800 million years old. The galaxy is viewed at 25,000 light years away.
Credit: John Wise, Matthew Turk, Michael Norman, Tom Abel / Georgia Institute of Technology