Three Primordial Galaxies Found Merging Near ‘Cosmic Dawn’

November 21, 2013 7:50 PM

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Astronomers have found a group of primitive galaxies 13 billion light-years away sitting inside a blob of gas.

A team using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope discovered three infant galaxies merging inside a giant bubble of hot ionized gas. The object, known as Himiko, is 10 times larger than typical galaxies discovered from this era and is co...

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