Tuesday, March 08, 2005

New Infrared Galaxies

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered "hidden population of monstrously bright galaxies approximately 11 billion light-years away." The galaxies are far away and shrouded in dust, but were discovered in the infrared to be incredibly bright. Researchers are studying these galaxies to determine if they could be precursors to galaxies like the Milky Way, which are fainter, but less murky.

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