December 2, 2014

The Scientist: C.U. Prof Discovers Galaxies 12.5 Billion Light Years Away

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Gazing into the depths of time, more than 12.5 billion light years away, researchers have discovered a highly energetic starburst galaxy — AzTEC-3 — that is producing stars nearly 1,000 times faster than our Milky Way. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers led by Prof. Dominik Riechers, astronomy.

Courtesy Subaru/NASA/JPL-CaltechBillions and billions | An international team of scientists led by Prof. Dominik Riechers, astronomy, are studying the small dots circled — a cluster of young galaxies forming about 12.5 billion light years away from Earth.