Depicts: Proto Galaxy Copyright: Rogier Windhorst and Sam Pascarelle (Arizona State University) and NASA Show in archive: true
Embedded in this Hubble Space Telescope image of nearby and
distant galaxies are 18 young galaxies or galactic building
blocks, each containing dust, gas, and a few billion stars.
Each of these objects is 11 billion light-years from Earth and much smaller than today's galaxies.