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Astronomers capture early stages of massive galaxy construction

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Thursday, August 28, 2014, 12:25 PM - Meet "Sparky!" That's the nickname astronomers have given this incredible discovery in the farthest reaches of space.

You're looking at a new image of what's called a galaxy construction -- seen by the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, as well as observatories on the ground.

Scientists say this is a dense collection of millions of rapidly-forming stars.


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The galaxy construction is so far away -- the light we're seeing now took eleven *billion* years to reach Earth!

Astronomers say the cluster will give new insight into how stars, galaxies, and the entire universe formed.

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