The boxes in this color image identify 18 sub-galactic sized objects in a Hubble Space Telescope survey of faint galaxies.
All the boxed objects are at the same distance from Earth (11 billion light-years), and are scattered across an area of sky 2 million light-years across.
They are close enough to each other, they may eventually merge to form normal galaxies.
Credit: Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University) and NASA.
A higher-resolution version of this image is available at Key to Location of Galactic Building Blocks in Hubble Field (HubbleSite - NewsCenter, September 4, 1996)
Updated: December 4 '96
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