Hubble explores the origins of modern galaxies – Astronomers see true shapes of galaxies 11 billion years back in time

Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser
Credit:
NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser

Astronomers have used observations from Hubble’s CANDELS survey to explore the sizes, shapes, and colours of distant galaxies over the last 80% of the Universe’s history. In the Universe today galaxies come in a variety of different forms, and are classified via a system known as the Hubble Sequence — and it turns out that this sequence was already in place as early as 11 billion years ago.

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