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ESO's Very Large Telescope Investigates The Environment Of A Very Remote Galaxy

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March 12, 2002
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Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have enabled an international group of astronomers to study in unprecedented detail the surroundings of a very remote galaxy, almost 12 billion light-years distant. The corresponding light travel time means that it is seen at a moment only about 3 billion years after the Big Bang.

Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have enabled an international group of astronomers to study in unprecedented detail the surroundings of a very remote galaxy, almost 12 billion light-years distant. The corresponding light travel time means that it is seen at a moment only about 3 billion years after the Big Bang.


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European Southern Observatory. (2002, March 12). ESO's Very Large Telescope Investigates The Environment Of A Very Remote Galaxy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020312073510.htm
European Southern Observatory. "ESO's Very Large Telescope Investigates The Environment Of A Very Remote Galaxy." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020312073510.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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