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This stable disk galaxy is designated DLA0817g (Wolfe Disk) and has approximately 72 billion solar masses.This stable disk galaxy is designated DLA0817g (Wolfe Disk) and has approximately 72 billion solar masses.

Ancient disk galaxy challenges our understanding of early galaxy formation

Astronomers have spotted a massive disk galaxy, not unlike our own, that formed 12.5 billion years ago when our 13.8 billion-year-old universe was only a tenth of its current age. But according to what scientists know about galaxy formation, this one has no business being in the distant universe.

Astronomers find the Wolfe Disk, a galaxy that shouldn't exist, in the distant universe

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Harini Calamur (#StayHome) on Twitter: "Astronomers find the Wolfe Disk, a galaxy that shouldn't exist, in the distant universe #sciencetwitter #astronomy https://t.co/cckuPbmSPp"