Monday, December 06, 2004

The youngest galaxy

Using imagery from the Hubble space telescope, scientists have announced the discovery of the youngest Galaxy so far identified. The galaxy, I Zwicky 18, may be "only" 500 million years old - a mere toddler in the greater scheme of things...

Credit: NASA, ESA, Y. Izotov (Main Astronomical Observatory, Kyiv, UA) and T. Thuan (University of Virginia)


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