Artist’s impression of the remote dusty galaxy A2744_YD4

This artist’s impression shows what the very distant young galaxy A2744_YD4 might look like. Observations using ALMA have shown that this galaxy, seen when the Universe was just 4% of its current age, is rich in dust. Such dust was produced by an earlier generation of stars and these observations provide insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars in the Universe.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1708a
Type:Artwork
Release date:8 March 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1708
Size:6645 x 4908 px

About the Object

Name:A2744_YD4
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies

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