Earliest Galaxies in the Universe Spied by Astronomers

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 15, 2006   View Article

The earliest known galaxies in the universe, which formed during the universe’s “dark age” nearly 13 billion years ago, have been spied by two teams of astronomers.

The discoveries, reported separately in this week’s issue of the journal Nature, suggest that galaxies were forming just 700 million years after the birth of the universe.

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