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Arrested development: Hubble finds relic galaxy close to home

Astronomers have put NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on an Indiana Jones-type quest to uncover an ancient “relic galaxy” in our own cosmic backyard.

Upper right: This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy NGC 1277. The galaxy is unique in that it is considered
a relic of what galaxies were like in the early universe. The galaxy is composed exclusively of aging stars that were
born 10 billion years ago. But unlike other galaxies…

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