Galaxy Building Blocks

These 18 small blue objects - each 11 billion light-years from Earth - could be the seeds of some of today's galaxies. Each clump contains several billion stars. Astronomers believe that many of these objects have collided and merged with each other over time to grow into the giant and luminous galaxies seen around us today.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9629b
Type:Collage
Release date:4 September 1996, 21:00
Size:850 x 500 px

About the Object

Name:Proto Galaxy
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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