View Full Version : Hubble Sees the First Bright Galaxies

2006-Sep-14, 12:53 AM
A new view from the Hubble Space Telescope shows some of the first bright galaxies to emerge in the Universe, appearing around 13 billion years ago, or 900 million years after the Big Bang. Galaxies like these weren't visible 700 million years after the Big Bang, so smaller galaxies must have merged together quite rapidly for them to get large and bright. The discoveries were made in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field and the Great Observatory Origins Deep Survey Fields.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/09/13/hubble-sees-the-first-bright-galaxies/)

2006-Sep-14, 12:00 PM
It will be interesting to observe these galaxies the JWST, and perhaps the 30 meter ground-based telescopes, so that we can get a little more resolution and spectral information.

2006-Sep-15, 10:31 AM
It will be a great shame if this instrument is not allowed to exist for as long as possible .