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Re: [humanism-174] Check out NASA - NASA's Great Observatories Find Candidate...

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:20 PM
In a message dated 11/20/2012 9:13:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:

Cool! So we're seeing this thing as it was 13.3 billion years ago- I wonder how different it is now, or if it's even at the same location.

Good question.  Most likely scenario is that this early galaxy has been absorbed, along with other early galaxies into a larger galaxy.  This seems to have been the case in our own "neighborhood". Evidence seems to be pointing toward the Milky Way absorbing hundreds, perhaps thousands of smaller galaxies in its quest to become a fully grown spiral!
There is an interesting article in this month's Scientific American by an astronomer who is working on this evolutionary scenario by studying stars inside neighboring dwarf galaxies and comparing their chemical compositions to models of the early universe!
As for location, it is most likely in the same place, but has moved relative to the larger galaxy in which it now most likely resides!
Tim Campbell

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