Over 70,000 galaxies. 12 billion years. One giant family

The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed July 17, 2014.

ZFOURGE has produced a wealth of information. Image: REUTERS/Alexander Gerst/NASA/

Michael Cowley
PhD candidate in Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University
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 The 6.5m Magellan Baade telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory, Chile.
Image: LCO, Carnegie
 A comparison of visualising galaxies with and without ZFOURGE.
Image: Texas A&M University
 The ZFOURGE survey catalogued the properties of thousands of galaxies to construct its ‘family tree’.
 Examples of Milky Way progenitors out to a redshift of 3 (~11.5 billion years ago).
Image: Texas A&M University
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