Astronomers Reveal New Details About Early Galaxies with ESO Telescope

July 3, 2013 3:26 PM

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Astronomers are learning a bit more about the galaxies of our early universe. Using the ESO Very Large Telescope, they've discovered an early galaxy and have examined it in unprecedented detail, learning all about it size and the rate at which it churns out new stars.

In the early universe, galaxies were formed from dark matter and large clouds of gas--the raw material that helps birth new stars. Inside these galaxies, gas can cool down from the many thousands of degrees it has outside of galaxies, becoming denser as it does so. Eventually, this compact gas colla...

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