Artist’s impression of a dusty starburst galaxy

Galaxies in the distant Universe are seen during their youth and therefore have relatively short and uneventful star formation histories. This makes them an ideal laboratory to study the earliest epochs of star formation. But at a price — they are often enshrouded by obscuring dust that hampers the correct interpretation of the observations.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1817c
Type:Artwork
Release date:4 June 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1817
Size:4986 x 3531 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies
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