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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 of more than 1, at peak star-formation epoch and before, to redshift in the 4-6 range depending on the author. The Lambda-CDM model and simulations are used to develop theories.

(galaxy formation,star formation)
Further reading:
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