Sub-galactic clumps at a redshift of 2.39 and implications for galaxy formation

S. M. Pascarelle, Rogier Windhorst, W. C. Keel, S. C. Odewahn

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Abstract

A large number of very faint, compact objects have been found at a redshift of 2.39 in optical images of the distant Universe. The objects appear to be star-forming spheroids smaller than the bulge of a spiral galaxy; they are much smaller and fainter than typical galaxies seen today. These objects may be part of a reservoir from which many of today's luminous galaxies were formed through repeated mergers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalNature
Volume383
Issue number6595
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 5 1996

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