Distant Galaxies ‘Lift the Veil’ on the End of the Cosmic Dark Ages

False color image of a 2 square degree region of the LAGER survey field, created from images taken in the optical at 500 nm (blue), in the near-infrared at 920 nm (red), and in a narrow-band filter centered at 964 nm (green). The last is sensitive to hydrogen Lyman alpha emission at z ~ 7. The small white boxes indicate the positions of the 23 LAEs discovered in the survey. The detailed insets (yellow) show two of the brightest LAEs; they are 0.5 arcminutes on a side, and the white circles are 5 arcseconds in diameter.

Credit:

Zhen-Ya Zheng (SHAO) & Junxian Wang (USTC).

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Id:noao1703a
Type:Collage
Release date:July 11, 2017
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Size:1846 x 1294 px

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Category:Galaxies

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