Hubble's View of 18 Proto Galaxies

Embedded in this Hubble Space Telescope image of nearby and distant galaxies are 18 young galaxies or galactic building blocks, each containing dust, gas, and a few billion stars.

Each of these objects is 11 billion light-years from Earth and much smaller than today's galaxies.

Credit:

Rogier Windhorst and Sam Pascarelle (Arizona State University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9629a
Type:Observation
Release date:4 September 1996, 21:00
Size:1113 x 1097 px

About the Object

Name:Proto Galaxy
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
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