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ESA/Hubble heic1620: Observable Universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought. Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number of galaxies in the Universe. The group came to the surprising conclusion that there are at least 10 times as ...

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ESA/Hubble News
13 October 2016

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number of galaxies in the Universe. The group came to the surprising conclusion that there are at least 10 times as many galaxies in the observable Universe as previously thought. The results have clear implications for our understanding of galaxy formation, and also help solve an ancient astronomical paradox — why is the sky dark at night?

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1620/

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The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
13 October 2016




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