Images Of Galaxy Baffle Scientists

March 2, 2015 8:01 PM

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The Hubble Telescope recently captured images of a distant galaxy that contains an unusual amount of dust. The simple presence of this dust in such a small, dim and young galaxy, known as A1689-zD1, has scientists baffled, and can yield a lot of important information about the formation of the universe itself.

Possibly the greatest significance of this discovery is how it contradicts with what astronomers have come to understand about the presence of dust in the universe. Dust is formed when a star “dies”, releasing elements like carbon, oxygen and silicon in the process. Thus, galaxies considered to be “...

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