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

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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