December 13, 2012

Galaxy Found at Record-Breaking Distance

Ron Cowen, Nature News


AP Photo

Seven distant galaxies — so remote that the light now recorded from them left the bodies less than 600 million years after the Big Bang — have been revealed by the deepest infrared images of the Universe ever recorded. And one of the galaxies, previously thought to be remote, has now been tentatively pegged at 13.29 billion light years (4.1 billion parsecs) away from Earth, which would make it the most distant object yet discovered.

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TAGGED: Astronomy, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope

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