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Discovered an unusual dynamics of two young galaxies

The young galaxy SDSS090122.37+181432.3. It is distorted because of gravitational lensing. Photo by: NASA/STScI; S. Allam and team; and the Master Lens Database (masterlens.org), L. A. Moustakas, K. Stewart, et al (2014).

New Herschel Space Observatory findings have given scientists a remarkable insight into the internal dynamics of two young galaxies. Surprisingly, they have shown that just a few billion years after the Big Bang, some galaxies were rotating in a mature way, seemingly having completed the accumulation of their gas reservoirs.

More at ASU: ASU researchers find young galaxies not behaving as expected

arXiv: Herschel Extreme Lensing Line Observations: Dynamics of two strongly lensed star forming galaxies near redshift z = 2