NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey image

Young Galaxy in the Very Early Universe |  Astronomers using a combination of data sets from the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak, including the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (image above), have found a galaxy that formed when the Universe was just six percent of its present age, suggesting the "dark ages" of the early universe ended in a patchy, gradual process.

For more, see NOAO Press Release 04-05