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HFLS3 is the name for a distant galaxy, located at z = 6.34, originating about 880 million years after the Big Bang.[1] Its discovery was announced on 18 April 2013 as an exceptional starburst galaxy producing nearly 3,000 solar masses of stars a year.[1] It was found by using the far infrared capable Herschel Space Telescope.[1] It is 10–30 times the mass of other known galaxies at such an early time in the Universe.

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  1. ^ a b c Riechers, D. A.; Bradford, C. M.; Clements, D. L.; Dowell, C. D.; Pérez-Fournon, I.; Ivison, R. J.; Bridge, C.; Conley, A. et al. (2013). "A dust-obscured massive maximum-starburst galaxy at a redshift of 6.34". Nature 496 (7445): 329–333. arXiv:1304.4256. Bibcode:2013Natur.496..329R. doi:10.1038/nature12050. PMID 23598341. 

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