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Distant Quasars Give Astronomers a Massive Puzzle

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Science  28 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5615, pp. 1962-1963
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5615.1962a

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TOKYO-- Last week, the 3-year-old Subaru Telescope announced the first results from its Deep Field Project: an in-depth look at two of the three most distant galaxies ever sighted. The findings give the earliest glimpse yet of how vigorously galaxies created stars in the first billion years after the big bang and may help astronomers nail down that and other key cosmological parameters.