A Familiar Face for a Distant Galaxy?

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Science  09 Feb 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5250, pp. 754
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5250.754


A team of astronomers from the California Institute of Technology has discovered what appears to be a full-fledged spiral galaxy that existed when the universe was only about 10% of its current age. If so, the finding would contradict accepted theories of galaxy formation. Researchers are therefore looking for alternative explanations for the observation.