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June 29, 1992 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1992-19

Hubble Space Telescope Sky Survey Reveals Embryonic Galaxies

June 29, 1992: A "serendipitous" survey of the heavens with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is uncovering remote and unusual galaxies never before resolved by optical telescopes on Earth. HST reveals an unusual variety of shape and structure in these distant galaxies, which previously appeared as fuzzy blobs in ground-based sky surveys. These tantalizing early results may lead to a much clearer understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies.

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Credit: R. Griffiths (STSCI/ JHU), and NASA