News tagged with distant galaxy

Growing galaxies gently

The first galaxies formed before the Universe was less than one billion years old and were much smaller than the giant systems -- including the Milky Way -- that we see today. So somehow the average galaxy ...

Oct 13, 2010
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'Teenage'-galaxies booming with star births

Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute have been studying distant galaxies, which are among the most active star-forming galaxies in the Universe. They form around 1,000 new stars a year – a 1,000 times ...

Oct 12, 2010
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Astronomers discover an unusual cosmic lens

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have discovered the first known case of a distant galaxy being ...

Jul 16, 2010
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Bright galaxies like to stick together

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using the European Space Agency's Herschel telescope have discovered that the brightest galaxies tend to be in the busiest parts of the Universe. This crucial piece of information ...

May 26, 2010
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