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Astronomers Discover Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:23 pm

"ScienceDaily (Dec. 21, 2011) — Astronomers, including the University of California, Riverside's Bahram Mobasher and his graduate student Hooshang Nayyeri, have discovered that one of the most distant galaxies known is churning out stars at a shockingly high rate. The researchers made the discovery using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes. The blob-shaped galaxy, called GN-108036, is the brightest galaxy found to date at such great distances..."

The galaxy's light took 12.9 billion years to reach us. So, if it is still 'churning out stars' would be in question, I would think. Question

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