“Hubble shows ‘baby’ galaxy is not so young after all”


The latest news release from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is out now on the ESA Hubble website – http://www.spacetelescope.org. It’s the story of how a galaxy we thought (for quite a long time as it happens) was really young is in fact very old.

“The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found out the true nature of a dwarf galaxy that astronomers had for a long time identified as one of the youngest galaxies in the Universe. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made observations of the galaxy I Zwicky 18 which seem to indicate that it is in fact much older and much farther away than previously thought.”

Image credit: NASA, ESA and A. Aloisi (ESA/STScI)
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