TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 27th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Science Faint galaxy sheds light on universe's early years

Faint galaxy sheds light on universe's early years

the massive galaxy cluster that includes MACS 1149-JD, the galaxy believed to date to 500 million years after the big bang.The Hubble Space Telescope has detected light from a small galaxy emitted about 500 million years after the big bang, an early era of the universe about which scientists know relatively little.

Last year, astronomers used Hubble to find another galaxy at a redshift of about 10, suggesting it was formed 480 million years after the big bang. But the help from gravity's magnifying glass allowed the CLASH team to learn more detail about MACS 1149-JD, Zheng said.

The team was able to use NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, for example, to estimate the galaxy's likely mass (less than 1% that of the Milky Way) and basic shape (very compact, compared with similar galaxies observed later in the universe's 13.7-billion-year history).

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


China's great space telescope to begin search for alien life

China space teleschopeChina is set to start operating the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, enabling astronomers to probe...

Jurassic 'sea monster' fossil emerges in Scotland

Jurassic 'sea monster' fossilA Jurassic sea monster in all its prehistoric glory has finally re-emerged into the light after...

Stephen Hawking warns against seeking out aliens in new film

Stephen Hawking“We come in peace” might be the traditional opening gambit for aliens in science fiction, but...

Cracking an ice cold case: Nearly 3.2 million years ago, Lucy died. Now we know how.

Lucy died 3.2m years agoTalk about cracking a cold case: Nearly 3.2 million years ago, Lucy died. Now we may...
 
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!