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The Hidden Universe Revealed: The Discovery Of A New Population Of Distant Star Forming Galaxies Obscured By Dust

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July 17, 1998
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University Of Hawaii
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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.

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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University Of Hawaii. "The Hidden Universe Revealed: The Discovery Of A New Population Of Distant Star Forming Galaxies Obscured By Dust." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 July 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980717084541.htm>.
University Of Hawaii. (1998, July 17). The Hidden Universe Revealed: The Discovery Of A New Population Of Distant Star Forming Galaxies Obscured By Dust. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980717084541.htm
University Of Hawaii. "The Hidden Universe Revealed: The Discovery Of A New Population Of Distant Star Forming Galaxies Obscured By Dust." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980717084541.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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