Early star-forming galaxies and the reionization of the Universe

Brant E. Robertson, Richard S. Ellis, James S. Dunlop, Ross J. McLure, Daniel P. Stark

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Abstract

Star-forming galaxies trace cosmic history. Recent observational progress with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery and study of the earliest known galaxies, which correspond to a period when the Universe was only ĝ̂1/4800 million years old. Intense ultraviolet radiation from these early galaxies probably induced a major event in cosmic history: the reionization of intergalactic hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalNature
Volume468
Issue number7320
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2010

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