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What does LAE stand for?

LAE stands for Ly Alpha Emitters


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Termed Lyman-alpha emitters (LAE), these galaxies appeared suddenly and for (more or less) unknown reasons. LAE galaxies are prolific star-producers, and their extreme age offers insight into the evolution of the universe. However, astronomers aren’t sure if the ones captured by Subaru were newly formed or if they’d been present and were only made visible by a thinning of the cosmic gas that initially obscured them.