Hubble telescope finds strange and ancient Galaxy filled with dust

March 3, 2015 12:51 PM

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Astronomers have discovered a strange and ancient galaxy so far away that it is considered to still retain its pre-galactic features when the universe was a-forming. Known as Galaxy A1689-zD1, this distant galaxy is filled with dust contains a family of stars.

Most older galaxies are known to contain carbon, iron, silicon, oxygen, magnesium, cosmic dust, and other elements, but new or infant galaxies are not known to have many of these materials. These elements are always etched into the cores of stars previous to being circulated out to space, from where...

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