Massive galaxies discovered in the early Universe

ESO’s VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the Universe was in its infancy. By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ever before, astronomers have for the first time found out exactly when such monster galaxies first appeared.

A few of the newly discovered massive galaxies are shown in close-up on these small subsets of the UltraVISTA field.

Credit:

ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU

About the Image

Id:eso1545b
Type:Artwork
Release date:18 November 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1545
Size:5000 x 2608 px

About the Object

Name:COSMOS Field
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies

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