First glimpse of massive new galaxy construction

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:25pm

 Meet "Sparky."

That's the name astronomers have given this incredible discovery in the farthest reaches of space.

You're looking at a new image of what's called a galaxy construction -- seen by the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, as well as observatories on the ground. 

Scientists say this is a dense collection of millions of rapidly-forming stars.

The galaxy construction is so far away that the light we're seeing in this photo took eleven-billion years to reach Earth.

Astronomers say the cluster will give new insight into how stars, galaxies, and the entire universe formed. 


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