November 4, 2013

Lucky Find For Astronomers – Most Distant, Earliest Galaxy Yet

When a team of international scientists began a survey of galaxies, they didn’t expect to find an early galaxy with a high amount of star formation because they’re just so few of them. But that’s exactly what they did find. In fact, they found the most distant and earliest galaxy ever discovered. The galaxy was first observed with NASA’s Hubble Telescope and then confirmed with the Keck 1 telescope in Hawaii. They say this find indicates that our infant universe held a greater number of intense star-forming galaxies than astronomers previously believed based on certain models and theories. However, they’re not sure if they just got really, really lucky in such a big find so fast or their predictive models are slightly off.

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