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1 DARK - Dark Cosmology Centre 2 Dept. Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden 3 CRAL - Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon 4 OAA - INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri 5 SUPA - Scottish Universities Physics Alliance

Abstract : Candidates for the modest galaxies that formed most of the stars in the early Universe, at redshifts z. 7, have been found in large numbers with extremely deep restframe-ultraviolet imaging 1. But it has proved difficult for existing spectrographs to characterize them using their ultraviolet light 2–4. The detailed properties of these galaxies could be measured from dust and cool gas emission at far-infrared wavelengths if the galaxies have become sufficiently enriched in dust and metals. So far, however, the most distant galaxy discovered via its ultraviolet emission and subsequently detected in dust emission is only at z 5 3.2 ref. 5, and recent results have cast doubt on whether dust and molecules can be found in typical galaxies at z $ 7 6–8. Here we report thermal dust emission from an archetypal early Universe star-forming galaxy, A1689-zD1. We detect its stellar continuum in spectroscopy and determine its redshift to be z 5 7.5 6 0.2 from a spectroscopic detection of the Lyman-a break. A1689-zD1 is representative of the star-forming population during the epoch of reionization 9

Author: Darach Watson - Lise Christensen - Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen - Johan Richard - Anna Gallazzi - Michał Jerzy Michałowski -

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