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Hubble Telescope's New Images: Galaxies Through Time

The newest images from Hubble help scientists see how galaxies evolve -- comparing present day to 11 billion years ago.
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Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to look back in time at a very young universe, in hopes of understanding the anatomy of distant galaxies. This piece of the universe is approximately 11 billion years old. At these distances, the galaxies are small and still forming. Astronomers were surprised to discover that the galaxies look a lot more mature than previously predicted by galaxy formation models.

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8/20/2013 | 2:26:47 AM
re: Hubble Telescope's New Images: Galaxies Through Time
And to think we were going to allow it to die a few years back and drop into the ocean. I am so glad that did not happen.
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8/20/2013 | 7:50:23 PM
re: Hubble Telescope's New Images: Galaxies Through Time
Those who knock government workers ought to be reminded that a lot of the credit for the ability to capture these kinds of images/ideas goes to scientists and engineers who guess what, are government employees.
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