CR7 galaxy in early universe, artwork

CR7 galaxy in early universe, artwork

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Credit: M. Kornmesser/EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: CR7 galaxy in early universe. Illustration of CR7 (Cosmos Redshift 7), a very distant galaxy discovered using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT). Galaxies at this distance are seen as they were in the early Universe. At the time of its discovery, this was the brightest galaxy in the early Universe. First-generation stars in these galaxies created the heavy elements that are seen today in the universe's present stars, and the planets that orbit them, and life on those planets. This galaxy is three times brighter than the brightest distant galaxy previously known. CR7 (in the constellation of Sextans) is seen as it was 12.9 billion years ago. Illustration published in 2015.

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