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Peak Star-Formation Epoch

(Peak Epoch, Peak Epoch of Star Formation, Peak Star-Formation Era, Cosmic High Noon)
(around 10 billion years ago when star formation peaked)

The Peak Epoch of Star Formation (Peak Star-Formation Epoch, Epoch of Peak Star Formation, or just Peak Epoch, or Cosmic High Noon) on the order of 10 billion years ago (Lookback Time) at a Redshift (z) on the order of 2, is the time when Star Formation (SF) across the universe was at its peak.

The Peak Epoch is determined by surveying the Star Formation Rate (SFR) across the sky, across redshifts, using normal Star Formation Rate estimation methods adjusted for redshift.


(cosmology,star formation,galaxies,star formation rate)
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1403.0007v3.pdf
https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/March14/Madau/Madau_contents.html
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
23.43Gpc11.17GlyPeak Star-Formation Epoch

Referenced by:
Balmer-Break Galaxy (BBG)
Epoch of Galaxy Formation

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