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First detailed look at a normal galaxy in the very early universe

January 9, 2014

hydrogen emission from DLA2222-0946 An NSF-funded astronomer has obtained the first image that shows the structure of a normal galaxy in the early universe. The galaxy is virtually invisible at all but a few specific wavelengths and is a member of a class of galaxies thought to be the progenitors of spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way. Full Story

University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy

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