Photo: New, "Luminous" Galaxies Are a Wild Bunch



A high-resolution Smithsonian telescope pinpointed the galaxy circled (above left)—which is not detectable by the Hubble Space Telescope (right) due to the dust kicked up by the galaxy's colliding stars.

A new study has identified several distant galaxies formed when the universe was less than two billion years old.

Images courtesy UMass Amherst/CfA/COSMOS


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