Thursday, July 12, 2007

Oldest Galaxies Found?

Astronomers have announced that they may have found light from what are thought to be the oldest stars in the universe. They say they knew exactly where to look, as well as the specific zoom lenses they needed to use, and have had the stars in their sights for nearly two years now. They have tested and retested their results and are no confident their assessment is correct, though they admit their will be skeptics. The entire findings have taken some three years’ of painstaking work.

Perhaps the most important findings of this study are that, since the scientists involved were focused on such a small area of the sky, these galaxies must be very numerous.

- Source: BBC

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