nov 232013
Infant Galaxies Merging Near ‘Cosmic Dawn’

  Astronomers using the combined power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a far-flung trio of primitive galaxies nestled inside an enormous blob of primordial gas nearly 13 billion light-years from Earth. This composite image reveals the structure of Himiko, an object representing the merger of [continue reading]

dec 152012
Astronomers Discover Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn

  A team of astronomers led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to discover seven of the most primitive and distant galaxies ever seen. This timeline shows the evolution of the Universe since the Big Bang. The new observations, labeled “Hubble 2012,” explored the deepest reaches of the [continue reading]

jun 052012
Two Distance Records from the Cosmic Dawn

  1) The Discovery of the Most Distant Galaxy in the Cosmic Dawn A team of astronomers led by Takatoshi Shibuya (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan), Dr. Nobunari Kashikawa (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), Dr. Kazuaki Ota (Kyoto University), and Dr. Masanori Iye (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) has used the Subaru and [continue reading]