“Ghost Galaxies” –Living Fossils from Dawn of the Universe

 

Hubble Deep Field Image

 

“One intriguing possibility is that some of these ghostly galaxies are living fossils from the dawn of the universe when stars and galaxies emerged in a much different environment than today,” said Aaron Romanowsky, a UCO astronomer and Associate Professor of the Physics and Astronomy Department at San José State University. “Their birth is truly a fascinating mystery that our team is working on solving.”

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