TV News LIES

Wednesday, Dec 17th

Last update05:37:27 AM GMT

You are here News Science Hubble telescope detects the oldest known galaxy

Hubble telescope detects the oldest known galaxy

Oldest galaxy foundThe Hubble Space Telescope has detected what scientists believe may be the oldest galaxy ever observed. It is thought the galaxy is more than 13 billion years old and existed 480 million years after the Big Bang.

A Nasa team says this was a period when galaxy formation in the early Universe was going into "overdrive". The image, which has been published in Nature journal, was detected using Hubble's recently installed wide field camera.

According to Professor Richard Bouwens of Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands: "We're seeing these galaxies - 'star cities' - that are building themselves up over cosmic time."

The research team observed rapid growth over a relatively short period of time: Their sample data showed there was just one galaxy in existence about 500 million years after the Big Bang. But this rises to 10 galaxies some 150 million years later. The tally has doubled about 100 million years later.

"You start out with these little seeds in the very early Universe which would eventually have formed stars, then star clusters, baby galaxies then eventually these large majestic galaxies that we know today," according to Professor Bouwens.

"It's very exciting to see this complicated physical process actually take place somewhere that no man has seen before," Professor Bouwens told BBC News.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


These robots are ready to serve you

Robots in retailA hardware store in San Jose has a new star employee. It can speak English and...

Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer

orion launchWhite smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS...

Shocking news: Electric eels exert remote control over prey

eels use remote controlElectric eels, those perilous predators of South America, can unleash a potent electrical jolt to wallop...

Einstein documents digitization project complete

einstein documentsAnyone with a computer and an Internet connection can now explore more than 80,000 pages of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!