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Old 07-19-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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BBC News - First spiral galaxy in early Universe stuns astronomers
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Astronomers have spotted the earliest known spiral galaxy, dating to just three billion years after the Big Bang.
Theories of galaxy formation held that the Universe was still too chaotic a place to allow such a perfectly formed or "grand-design" spiral to form.
It should take far longer for gravity to bring matter into thin, neat discs.
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