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Small but plentiful: How the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe


July 8, 2014

a zoom-in of the most massive dwarf galaxy Light from tiny galaxies more than 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today. Full Story

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University of California, San Diego/San Diego Supercomputer Center

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