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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

galaxy GOOD 850-5

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