View Full Version : Galaxy Clusters Formed Early

2005-Sep-10, 01:43 AM
SUMMARY: As early as a billion years after the Big Bang, clusters of galaxies were already forming together according to observations made with the Subaru Telescope. This is much earlier than astronomers had expected, and shows that galaxies didn't need to fully form before they began organizing into clusters. A team from Japan studied hundreds of galaxies approximately 12.7 billion light years away and found that many were forming small clusters even as they were forming some of their first stars.

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