A deep sea of small and faint early galaxies

Here’s a field of stars and galaxies from when the universe was 3.4 billion years old. A nearby galaxy cluster is being used as a lens to view these distant shapes (the gravity bends light or turns it into a lens).

..NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the long-suspected underlying population of galaxies that produced the bulk of new stars during the universe’s early years. They are the smallest, faintest, and most numerous galaxies ever seen in the remote universe, captured by Hubble deep exposures taken in ultraviolet light..

Learn more at http://www.astronomy.com/news/2014/01/hubble-unveils-a-deep-sea-of-small-and-faint-early-galaxies

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