Thursday, September 20, 2012

Most Distant Galaxy Yet

Hey Space Placers!

The most distant galaxy yet observed has been found to be 13.7 BILLION light years away - or when the universe was 500 million years old.

A Glimmer From a Dark Cosmic Era

The faint red blob is not much to look at but when you consider how far away it is, it is truly impressive  that we can see it at all.

The small and compact galaxy, only about 1% of the size of our Milky Way Galaxy, is estimated to have been 200 million years old, very young and probably one of the first galaxies to form after the Bg Bang.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Telescope found the galaxy and will be studying it further as it is visible in 5 visible wavelength bands.

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Sky Guy in VA

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