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Skywatch: Hawaii observatory is used to glimpse rare galaxy

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                                Astronomers using the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured imagery of a rare galaxy from the early days of the universe. The galaxy, R5519, is about 11 billion light-years away. Left to right: A composite look at R5519 comprising images from the Hubble Space Telescope; a combined color image of the galaxy; and an artist rendering of R5519 by James Josephides of Swinburne Astronomy Productions.

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    Astronomers using the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured imagery of a rare galaxy from the early days of the universe. The galaxy, R5519, is about 11 billion light-years away. Left to right: A composite look at R5519 comprising images from the Hubble Space Telescope; a combined color image of the galaxy; and an artist rendering of R5519 by James Josephides of Swinburne Astronomy Productions.

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