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December 1, 1992 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1992-28

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Peers Far Back in Time to Uncover the Secrets of Galaxy Evolution

December 1, 1992: Looking far away and far back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has found some suspected ancestors of today's galaxies. The Hubble pictures reveal that star-forming galaxies were far more prevalent in the clusters of the younger universe than in modern clusters of galaxies near us today.

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Photo Credit: Alan Dressier, Carnegie Institution, and NASA Co-investigators: Augustus Oemler (Yale Urnversfty), James E. Gunn (Princeton Universfty), Harvey Butcher (the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy).