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Massive ‘Hyperion’ Galaxy Swarm Discovered In Early Universe

18 Oct 2018, 04:37 UTC
Massive ‘Hyperion’ Galaxy Swarm Discovered In Early Universe ESO/L. Calçada & Olga Cucciati et al.

A team of astronomers recently used the VIMOS instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope to identify a gigantic proto-supercluster of galaxies forming in the early Universe, just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. Researchers gave it the name Hyperion after the Greek Titan god of heavenly light. It’s the largest and most massive structure to be found so early in the formation of the universe and appears to be an evolving early supercluster. 

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