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The Eerie Alignment of Ancient Giant Galaxies

New research using Hubble shows these massive, bright objects aligned with their surroundings as far back as 10 billion years ago.
Source: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope is the closest thing humanity has to a time machine. It captures light that left  galaxies billions of years ago, photographing the cosmos as it was near the beginning of time. The light from the farthest galaxy Hubble has ever observed took 13.4 billion years to reach its mirrors. The galaxy may look like a tiny, red inkblot to us, but we’re seeing that inkblot as it was just 400 million years after the Big Bang. Hubble data turns scientists

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