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Arrested Development: Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to Home

12 Mar 2018, 18:00 UTC
Arrested Development: Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to Home NASA, ESA, and M. Beasley (Instituto de AstrofĂ­sica de Canarias)

Astronomers have put NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on an Indiana Jones-type quest to uncover an ancient "relic galaxy" in our own cosmic backyard.

The very rare and odd assemblage of stars has remained essentially unchanged for the past 10 billion years. This wayward stellar island provides valuable new insights into the origin and evolution of galaxies billions of years ago.

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