Astronomers capture early stages of massive galaxy construction
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.
WINDOW TO HELL: At the edge of a violent lava lake.
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.