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Release No.: 2007-33
For Release: Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:00pm

New View of Distant Galaxy Reveals Furious Star Formation

These photos in visible light (left, from the Hubble Space Telescope) and infrared (right, from the Spitzer Space Telescope) show the location of distant galaxy GOOD 850-5 (circled). That galaxy, located 12 billion light-years from Earth, is forming stars at the prodigious rate of 4,000 Suns per year, a thousand times faster than our Milky Way.

Wang et al., STScI, Spitzer, NASA, NRAO/AUI/NSF