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Fraser
2003-Sep-17, 10:29 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers have long believed that galaxy formation in the early Universe was a spectacular event, with smaller groups smashing together to form larger elliptical galaxies, and star formation would have been everywhere. New data gathered by the SCUBA telescope help support this theory. A team of UK astronomers have captured images of galaxy formation 12 billion years ago, at the very limits of today's astronomy. Their data will help astronomers understand how simple elliptical galaxies formed to help build models that could eventually help to explain how more complex spiral galaxies (like our own Milky Way) could have formed.


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Deep_Eye
2003-Sep-17, 11:22 PM
I've never heard of the Scuba telescope. What is it really?
Maybe galaxies were formed in the shape they are (especially spirals) due to the fact that the matter in them was spun (as the galaxy spun) and it gave it the shape of a oval\spiral.