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The Baseline #6: Rotating Disks In The Early Universe

18 November, 2020 / Read time: 1 minute

Our Milky Way galaxy is a spiral galaxy. It evolved into its flat disk shape over billions of years. But astronomers have discovered a distant and young galaxy that has a remarkably similar shape.

Join our host Melissa Hoffman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she talks about how this young galaxy was discovered called  DLA0817g or Wolfe Disk, and what it tells us about our own Milky Way.

Credits: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)