Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Young Universe data show Old Galaxies?!!!

Now here is something that would drive a science fiction writer nuts. Astronomers using Gemini North Telescope located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, now have the ability to peer farther back into the past with greater resolution than ever before. Their goal, to observe galaxy formation in the early universe at an age of 20 to 40% of its' present age. This early formative period in the universe should be dominated by little galaxies crashing together. But that is when the weirdness begins. What should have appeared as stars and galaxies in their formative period instead appear to be more fully formed and mature than expected at this early stage in the evolution of the Universe.

<- read more of this very intriguing research in the Daily Galaxy ->

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