Czech scientists help explain early universe

14-01-2016 updated

Czech scientists have contributed to research explaining the state of the galaxy today. The research focused on so-called ‘green pea’ galaxies, which are smaller than normal galaxies and green in colour. Some of these were observed using the Hubble telescope and found to be emitting large amounts of ionizing protons. A mystery previously existing about where the source of these ionising protons was since they are not emitted by normal mature galaxies. The results should help understand the early universe and point the way forward for further research. The research was led by the University of Virginia with the Czech Academy of Science taking part.