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Possibly the most distant object known

The most distant objects in the universe are also the oldest -- or at least that is how they appear to us, because their light has had to travel for billions of years to get here. They are also extraordinarily faint since ...

dateJul 18, 2011 in Astronomy
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The distant cosmos as seen in the infrared

( —At some stage after its birth in the big bang, the universe began to make galaxies. No one knows exactly when, or how, this occurred. For that matter, astronomers do not know how the lineages of our own Milky ...

dateApr 12, 2013 in Astronomy
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Surprising trend in galaxy evolution (w/ Video)

(—A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years, or more ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Astronomy
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