Press Release

The Universe Had Large Scale Structure at a Very Early Age

April 8, 2003

Using a wide-field camera on Subaru Telescope, Sadanori Okamura, Kazuhiro Shimasaku, and Masami Ouchi from the University of Tokyo and colleagues from other Japanese research institutions have discovered that the distribution of galaxies has a pattern on the scale of 80 x 180 million light-years as early as 1.2 billion years after the birth of the Universe. (The Universe is approximately 13.7 billion years old.)


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