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Baby galaxy discovery changes what we know about the early universe

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Using a gravitational lens, astronomers recently peered into the early universe and observed a distant galaxy in the early stages of formation.

Shortly after the Big Bang birthed the cosmos, the universe was a swirling mix of particles and hot gas.

Using a gravitational lens, astronomers recently peered into the early universe and observed a distant galaxy in the early stages of formation. To their surprise, the galaxy looked a lot like ours — and not as chaotic as they imaged a young world to be.

This discovery is detailed in a published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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