Artist’s impression of a young galaxy accreting material

This artist’s impression shows a young galaxy, about two billion years after the Big Bang, accreting material from the surrounding hydrogen and helium gas and forming many young stars. New results from ESO’s Very Large Telescope have provided the first direct evidence that the accretion of pristine gas alone, without the need for violent major mergers, can fuel vigorous star formation and the growth of massive galaxies in the young Universe.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:eso1040a
Type:Artwork
Release date:13 October 2010, 19:00
Related releases:eso1040
Size:4000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:UDFy-38135539
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies
• X - Illustrations

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