View Full Version : Light Seen From Earliest Stars

2005-Sep-07, 06:39 AM
SUMMARY: Astronomers have used the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes to see some of the first stars that formed in the most distant galaxies ever seen. These stars, located in galaxies in the Fornax cluster, are about 13 billion light-years away - they emitted this light only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Even though they didn't have much time to form, these galaxies already look quite old, which means that star formation must have got going very early on.

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