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September 4, 1996 03:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1996-29

Hubble Sees Early Building Blocks of Today's Galaxies

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Image: Key to Location of Galactic Building Blocks in Hubble Field

Key to Location of Galactic Building Blocks in Hubble Field

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The boxes in this color image identify 18 sub-galactic sized objects in a Hubble Space Telescope survey of faint galaxies. All the boxed objects are at the same distance from Eather (11 billion light-years), and are scattered across an area of sky 2 million light-years across. They are close enough to each other they may eventually merge to form normal galaxies.

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University) and NASA

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