Early star-forming galaxies and the reionization of the Universe
Publication date: 04 Nov 2010
Authors: Robertson, B.E., et al.
Copyright: Nature Publishing GroupStar-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 ~800 million years old. Intense ultraviolet radiation from these early galaxies probably induced a major event in cosmic history: the reionization of intergalactic hydrogen.