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Seen for the First Time: Starless Galaxies

• http://www.popsci.com, By Colin Lecher
 

Galaxy-building theory says there are stars and there are stage hands. The bright, shining galaxies filled with stars, the theory goes, took star-building gas from somewhere else, but we couldn't find exactly where the help came from. Now astronomers have likely found that source; starless "dark galaxies" that fed others early in the history of the universe have been seen.

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope was able to catch a glimpse of the galaxies for the first time as they were being illuminated by a quasar. Since the galaxies are bad at forming stars on their own, they're difficult to see without a light source like a quasar, which shines UV light and can cause a fluorescent glow in the starless galaxies. Their existence has been hinted at before, but this marks the first direct look.

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Comment by Ed Price
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It is SO EXTREMELY amazing, that God was able to catalyze all this stuff in one day - stuff that scientists claim took millions or billions of years, because they don't have anywhere near the comprehension of the capabilities of God.


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