Scientists Discover Earliest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen

New galaxy thought to be first of its kind

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Recently, scientists discovered the earliest spiral galaxy ever seen — imaging it as it looked when the universe was only two-and-a-half billion years old.

They think this galaxy might be one of the first of its kind, representing the beginning of the era of disk galaxies.

Unlike their cousin elliptical galaxies, which can look like homely blobs by comparison, spiral galaxies have spinning arms and bars filled with brilliant star formation.

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