Thursday, April 23, 2009

Beginning of time looks depressingly like 8-bit graphics

Yeah, crappy 8-bit graphics seem like something from the distant past now, but I had no idea how distant.
A newly found primordial blob may represent the most massive object ever discovered in the early universe, researchers announced today.

The gas cloud, spotted from 12.9 billion light-years away, could signal the earliest stages of galaxy formation back when the universe was just 800 million years old.

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