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Unformatted text preview: been more common. Pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope of very distant galaxies show more distorted shapes, bent spiral arms, and irregular fragments than in nearby galaxies (seen in a more recent stage of their evolution). The Hubble Ultra Deep Field---a narrow look back through time past many intervening galaxies to the universe as it looked billions of years ago near the start of the expansion. There were more distorted (interacting) galaxies back then! The larger fuzzy patches in the picture are closer galaxies and the smallest bright points are very distant galaxies. It is a 278-hour exposure (over 412 orbits) of a single piece of sky in the Fornax constellation . In early 2010, astronomers announced that they were able to detect galaxies from the time of just 600 million to 800 million years after the birth of the universe ( the Big Bang ) using the new camera on the Hubble Space Telescope....
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