Astronomers discover dust filled galaxy in the early universe

March 3, 2015 6:53 PM

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A team of Astronomers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a young galaxy filled with lots of dust made of heavy elements like carbon and oxygen iron and magnesium. The findings have already been detailed in the latest edition of the Journal Nature. The elements usually take part in the formation of new planets.

The most intriguing thing about the discovered galaxy is that it is of modest size but still filled with dust, which shows ordinary galaxies were enriched with heavier elements faster than expected. Under normal circumstances, the astronomers would not have discovered this galaxy as it is far away a...

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