An international team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have detected the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies in the early Universe – less than one billion years after the Big Bang. The new observations will allow astronomers to start to see how the first galaxies were built up and how they cleared the cosmic fog during the era of reionisation. This is the first time that such galaxies have been seen as more than just faint blobs.
News from the Kavli Institute for Cosmology.
Satellite’s first all-sky image is the most detailed picture to date of the early Universe, giving us a better understanding of its birth.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday to mark the start of construction of a £5 million building for the University of Cambridge, to the north of Madingley Road, to be known as The Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics.
Evidence of an intense warming period in the Universe’s early history, described as a form of “cosmic climate change”, has been found by an international team of astronomers.