Trio of galaxies discovered 13 billion light years away

Trio of galaxies discovered 13 billion light years away

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified a trio of galaxies, hidden in a cloud of dust nearly 13 billion light years from Earth, placing them close to the beginning of the universe.
Ananth Baliga
Distant galaxies from the universe's 'Cosmic Dawn' spotted

Distant galaxies from the universe's 'Cosmic Dawn' spotted

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Astronomers using a telescope in Chile and the Hubble telescope say they've have observed a trio of primitive galaxies nearly 13 billion light-years from Earth.
Hubble spots some of the earliest galaxies

Hubble spots some of the earliest galaxies

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say they've discovered primitive galaxies formed more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was less than 4 percent of its current age.

Christian group ends McDonald's boycott

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The American Family Association has ended its boycott of McDonald's Corp., after an official of the Illinois company resigned from a gay and lesbian group.

Utah lawmaker quits before ethics hearing

SALT LAKE CITY, July 7 (UPI) -- A Utah state lawmaker has resigned on the eve of a bribery investigation hearing even while insisting he did nothing wrong.

Former president of Wiley & Sons dies

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Charles R. Ellis, who was credited with bringing publishing house John Wiley & Sons back to fiscal health in the 1990s died May 4 in Paris.

Australia's offshore oil may take off

SYDNEY, April 22 (UPI) -- Australia's recent undersea land acquisition has opened to door to oil and gas drilling.

Firm proposes new Chargers stadium

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A San Diego real estate and finance firm has drawn up plans to transform Qualcomm Stadium into a sports, entertainment, residential and commercial complex.

Study: Pentagon's IED group mired in chaos

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Live Nation puts Chicago venue on block

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Trammel Crow to be sold for $2.2 billion

DALLAS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. will buy big U.S. homebuilder Trammel Crow Co. in a deal worth about $2.2 billion.

Burglarized DNC Watergate office for rent

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The former offices of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, the suite targeted by the Watergate burglars, are available for lease.

L.A. to invest in 'the Avenue'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The city of Los Angeles will spend $500,000 to revitalize Central Avenue -- a cultural spot for African-Americans and the jazz scene 50 years ago.

Doors wide open in India for property FDI.

CALCUTTA, India, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- In yet another reform move to deepen the economic liberalization process, India Thursda threw open the country's property and housing sector doors to foreign in
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

Farthest object in universe detected

SEATTLE, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- California Institute of Technology astrophysicists told a meeting in Seattle they have detected the farthest object yet detected in the universe.
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Richard Ellis
In this photo prvided by CB Richard Ellis, WBA Champion Nikolai Valuev, center, holds a model of the Sears Tower as he stands with Don King, left, and Wilfried Sauerland at a news conference on August 31, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. King announced an October 7 bout between Valuev and Monte Barrett to be held in Chicago. (UPI Photo/CB Richard Ellis/HO)

Richard Salisbury Ellis CBE FRS (born 25 May 1950, Colwyn Bay, Wales) is the Steele Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

He read astronomy at University College London and obtained a DPhil at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford in 1974. After developing a strong research effort at the University of Durham (with two years at the Royal Greenwich Observatory), he was appointed a professor in 1985. In 1993 he moved to the University of Cambridge as the Plumian Professor and became a Professorial Fellow at Magdalene College. He served as Director of the Institute of Astronomy from 1994 to 1999 at which point he moved to Caltech.

Ellis works primarily in observational cosmology, considering the origin and evolution of galaxies, the evolution of large scale structure in the universe, and the nature and distribution of dark matter. Particular interests include applications using gravitational lensing and high-redshift supernovae. His most recent discoveries relate to searches for the earliest known galaxies, seen when the Universe was only a few percent of its present age.

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