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Water was abundant in universe’s early years

Tel Aviv - Researchers attached to the Harvard Astronomy Program at Tel Aviv University in Israel discovered that water was plentiful in the early universe, finding evidence that water vapor formed much earlier than previously believed.

Miniature galaxies- Hubble goes back 13.1 billion years

Fixing the Hubble space telescope has allowed it to get on with its job, and the infrared images coming back are of truly primitive, tiny, galaxies. They’re 5 per cent the size of the Milky Way. The new information is opening up a lot of new questions.
 

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This Hubble image features dark knots of gas and dust known as  Bok globules   dense pockets in larg...
This Hubble image features dark knots of gas and dust known as "Bok globules," dense pockets in larger molecular clouds. Similar islands of material in the early universe could have held as much water vapor as we find in our galaxy today, despite containing a thousand times less oxygen.
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team
Artist s illustration of a growing supermassive black hole located in the early Universe  showing co...
Artist's illustration of a growing supermassive black hole located in the early Universe, showing copious amounts of radiation.
NASA/CXC/A.Hobart

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