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April 29, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-15

Compact Galaxies in Early Universe Pack a Big Punch

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About the Object
Object Names: SDSS1030-1813, SDSS1030-2559, 1256-0, 1256-1967, 1256-142, ECDFS-5856, ECDFS-11490, HDFS1-1849, HDFS2-2046
Object Description: Distant Galaxies
Distance: Roughly 11 billion light-years or 3 billion parsecs
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble images were created using HST data from proposal 10808: P. van Dokkum, R. Quadri, and D. Marchesini (Yale University), S. Toft (Yale University/ESO), M. Kriek (Princeton University), M. Franx (Leiden University, The Netherlands), G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz, and Lick Observatory), and G. Rudnick (NOAO/AURA).
Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): June 2006 - June 2007
Exposure Time: 23 hours
Filters: F160W (H-band)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, P. van Dokkum (Yale University), M. Franx (Leiden University, The Netherlands), and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz, and Lick Observatory)
Release Date: April 29, 2008
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