Run of the Mill: Finding galactic building blocks in early universe

1:54pm, December 12, 2007

Hunters of distant galaxies, meet Joe Average.

For more than 3 decades, astronomers have scoured the skies for tiny, ultrafaint galaxies that could be the early building blocks of the massive galaxies common in the universe today. Now researchers report that they have found 27 remote galaxies that appear to fill the bill.

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