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Artist's impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe | by European Southern Observatory
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Artist's impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe

This artist’s impression depicts the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early Universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene closely resembles the Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings, which is one of the best-studied protoclusters.

 

More information: www.eso.org/public/images/eso1431a/

 

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Taken on October 15, 2014