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A massive, quiescent galaxy at a redshift of 3.717

Glazebrook, Karl; Schreiber, Corentin; Labbe, Ivo; Nanayakkara, Themiya; Kacprzak, Glenn; Oesch, Pascal A; Papovich, C J; Spitler, Lee R.; Straatman, Caroline M S; Tran, Kim-Vy; Yuan, TianTian

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Finding massive galaxies that stopped forming stars in the early Universe presents an observational challenge because their rest-frame ultraviolet emission is negligible and they can only be reliably identified by extremely deep near-infrared surveys. These surveys have revealed the presence of massive, quiescent early-type galaxies1,2,3,4,5,6 appearing as early as redshift z ≈ 2, an epoch three billion years after the Big Bang. Their age and formation processes have now been explained by an...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/231105
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature21680

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