GOODS Field Containing Distant Dwarf Galaxies Forming Stars at an Incredible Rate
GOODS Field Containing Distant Dwarf Galaxies Forming Stars at an Incredible Rate
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News release ID: STScI-2014-25
Release Date: Jun 19, 2014
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image shows a region of space containing a sample of dwarf galaxies studied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Hiding among these thousands of galaxies are faint dwarf galaxies that resided in the early universe, between 2 and 6 billion years after the big bang, an important time period when most of the stars in the universe were formed. Some of these galaxies are undergoing a ferociously fast rate of star formation called "starbursts." Astronomers are striving to deduce the galaxies' contribution to star formation in this crucial era of the universe's history. The image is part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS).


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Active Galaxies/Quasars, Astronomical, Black Holes, Exotic, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope

Credits

Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, the GOODS Team, and M. Giavalisco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst);
Science Credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Atek and J.-P. Kneib (EPFL, Switzerland)