A team of American and Japanese astronomers has detected a population of distant, dusty galaxies which are radiating roughly the same amount of stellar energy as the entire optical Universe. The astronomers Amy Barger, Lennox Cowie, David Sanders, Eliza Fulton (University of Hawaii), Yoshi Taniguchi (Tohoku University, Japan), Yasu Sato, Haruyuki Okuda (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan), and Kimiaki Kawara (University of Tokyo, Japan) announced their discovery in the July 16 issue of the internationally renowned journal Nature. A parallel study of a smaller area around the well known Hubble Deep Field performed by a British group led by David Hughes (University of Edinburgh) appears in the same issue of Nature and reaches broadly similar conclusions.
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