Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ancient City of 'Modern' Galaxies

The group of around 60 galaxies, called CLG J02182-05102, is almost 10 billion years old. It was born just 4 billion years after the supposedly Big Bang. A really big, red collection of galaxies usually of only present-day galaxies. Researchers say that this galaxy is hard to miss and it stands out. Enormous red galaxies at the center contain almost 10 times as many stars as our Milky Way. It is very unusual to find this especially at the time it was found. The researchers now want to find out how they ended up in clusters.

I've seem images of the Milky Way and I can only imagine how amazing the CLG J02182-05102 looks like. Researchers also say it is very big so I guess there might be some other things there that we haven't discovered yet.

Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100510131505.htm

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