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Dark Galaxies Found from the Early Universe

11 Jul 2012, 14:29 UTC
Dark Galaxies Found from the Early Universe
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Caption: This deep image shows the region of the sky around the quasar HE0109-3518, near the center of the image. The energetic radiation of the quasar makes dark galaxies glow, helping astronomers to understand the obscure early stages of galaxy formation. Credit:ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and S. Cantalupo (UCSC) How do you find a dark galaxy? Shine some light on the subject. Dark galaxies — ancient galaxies that contain little to no stars — have been theorized to exist but have not been observed, until now. An international team of astronomers think they have detected these elusive objects by observing them glowing as they are illuminated by a quasar. (...)Read the rest of Dark Galaxies Found from the Early Universe (528 words)© nancy for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Cosmology, galaxies Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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