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Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Mauro Giavalisco, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Caption: To identify this distant galaxy from among myriads of other, closer faint galaxies that obscure deep images of the sky, they used a technique called the "Lyman-break selection" developed by Giavalisco and others in the 1990s.

Credit: UMass AMherst

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