CGCA member Prof. Dawn Erb was part of a team of astronomers
who have discovered the universe’s oldest spiral galaxy. This
cosmic structure is estimated to date back 10.7 billion years,
and their research was recently published in Nature.
This galaxy could hold
clues to how spiral galaxies first form. The observations were made using the Keck
telescopes in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope. This exciting paper
received considerable media attention around the globe.
Read the paper in the arXiv or the
journal Nature. Learn more
in the Keck