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Blob may signal monster galaxy feeding

Body may be early galaxy caught in the act of forming

12:52pm, April 20, 2009

Quick, Marge, call the Cosmic Enquirer! Astronomers have discovered a monster blob lurking at the edge of the universe. The blob may be the earliest known galaxy to be caught in the act of its first feeding frenzy.

The giant parcel of gas and stars stretches for 55,000 light-years, a little more than half the diameter of the Milky Way’s disk today. Yet this newfound object hails from a time when the uni

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