June 19, 2014

Zoom Into GOODS Field Contains Dwarf Galaxies Forming Stars At An Incredible Rate

This video zooms into the area containing a sample of dwarf galaxies studied to unlock secrets of star formation in the early Universe.

Hiding amongst these thousands of galaxies are faint dwarf galaxies in the early Universe, between two and six billion years after the Big Bang, an important time period when most of the stars in our Universe were formed. Some of these galaxies are undergoing starbursts and have been studied by astronomers to deduce their contribution to star formation in this crucial era of the Universe’s history.

The image is part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), and shows only one section that the survey covered.

Credit: NASA / ESA

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