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Kullat Nunu
2004-Dec-01, 02:52 PM
Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have measured the age of what may be the youngest galaxy ever seen in the universe. By cosmological standards it is a mere toddler seemingly out of place among the grown-up galaxies around it. Called I Zwicky 18, it may be as young as 500 million years old (so recent an epoch that complex life had already begun to appear on Earth). Our Milky Way galaxy by contrast is over 20 times older, or about 12 billion years old, the typical age of galaxies across the universe. This "late-life" galaxy offers a rare glimpse into what the first diminutive galaxies in the early universe look like.

Hubble news release: Hubble Uncovers a Baby Galaxy in a Grown-Up Universe (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2004/35/)

dgruss23
2004-Dec-01, 04:33 PM
Here (http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/0408391) is the research article on it. Interesting!

Padawan
2004-Dec-02, 07:57 AM
It's very interesting, I love how some of the gas clouds reflect the light from the center of that galaxy

:D

glen chapman
2004-Dec-03, 12:28 PM
Judging from the colour it is a baby boy to 8-[

dgruss23
2004-Dec-03, 12:59 PM
Its starring on APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html) today.

jt-3d
2004-Dec-04, 09:17 AM
You mean APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap041203.html). Those sneaky space guys are always changing those pictures.

dgruss23
2004-Dec-04, 04:08 PM
You mean APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap041203.html). Those sneaky space guys are always changing those pictures.

I knew that was going to happen when I posted that link. Thanks! :)