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Epoch of Galaxy Formation

(Epoch of Galaxy Assembly)
(before z=1, when many galaxies formed)

The Epoch of Galaxy Formation (or Epoch of Galaxy Assembly) is a term for the time interval when many galaxies formed, an area of current study. Current surveys have uncovered many galaxies with a Redshift (z) of more than 1, at Peak Star-Formation Epoch and before, to redshift in the 4-6 range depending on the author. Lambda-CDM model (ΛCDM) and simulations are used to develop theories.


(galaxy formation,star formation)
http://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/9703111v2.pdf
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
12.57Gpc8.38GlynearestEpoch of Galaxy Formation
64.11Gpc13.41GlyfurthestEpoch of Galaxy Formation

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