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NASA says astronomers have caught a first glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction

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Meet "Sparky"!

That's the nickname astronomers have given this incredible discovery in the farthest reaches of space.

You're looking at a new image of what's called a galaxy construction seen by the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, as well as observatories on the ground.

Scientists say this is a dense collection of millions of rapidly-forming stars.

The galaxy construction is so far away, the light we're seeing now took 11-billion years to reach earth!

Astronomers say the cluster will give new insight into how stars, galaxies, and the entire universe formed.

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