Did Galaxies Like Our Own Start Life in Chains?

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Science  20 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5235, pp. 374-375
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5235.374


New observations by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Telescope may have spotted ancestors of present-day spiral galaxies, some 10 billion light-years from Earth. The faint galaxies, which looklike strings of beads, could fill a gap in the early history of galactic evolution, but the evidence is not yet complete.