Astronomers discover bizarre mini-galaxy from the early years of the universe

March 3, 2015 12:43 PM

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Astronomers discover bizarre mini-galaxy from the early years of the universe

An international team of astronomers have looked deep into the history of the universe and have found something surprising: a galaxy that doesn’t belong.

In a study published today in the journal Nature, scientists reported that they have spotted a tiny galaxy that is just 700 million years separated from the Big Bang, but it is filled with dust — which is not characteristic of small, young galaxies, according to a National Geographic report.

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