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Cavendish scientists use ALMA to witness assembly of galaxies in the early universe for the first time

last modified Jul 22, 2015 02:45 PM

A team of scientist, led by Prof. Maiolino at the Cavendish Laboratory, has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to detect the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies in the early Universe.

The new observations allow astronomers to start to see how the first galaxies were built up and how they cleared the cosmic fog during the era of reionisation. This is the first time that such galaxies are seen as more than just faint blobs. For further information please visit the ESO press release. http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1530/