Artist impression of a pair of galaxies from the very early universe | NRAO/AUI/NSF, D. Berry

Astronomers Found Two Massive Galaxies Amid an Ocean of Dark Matter

A high rate of star formation within the galaxies suggests the two are merging, researchers said.

Published On 12/07/2017
9:01 AM EST
A A stronomers have found a pair of surprisingly gigantic galaxies from the early universe, and one is the most massive galaxy ever seen from when the universe was young. Observations show the pair of big galaxies existed less than 800 million years after the Big Bang, and their size doesn’t conform to current cosmological models, which say early galaxies were much smaller than today’s galaxies.