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Herschel's chronicles of galaxy evolution

20 Sep 2017, 08:00 UTC
Herschel's chronicles of galaxy evolution ESA - C. Carreau

Delving deep into the history of our cosmos, the Herschel Space Observatory scrutinised hundreds of thousands of star-forming galaxies, peering back in time to when the Universe was less than one billion years old. These observations probed the peak epoch of stellar production, about ten billion years ago, when galaxies were forming stars roughly ten times faster than their present counterparts.

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