Most distant galaxy ever seen


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Using a deep field image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have identified one galaxy in that image as the most distant ever seen, with a record-setting redshift of 8.6 and thus an rough distance of about 13 billion light years, only about 600 million years after the Big Bang.

Whoops! Last sentence corrected, thanks to my readers.

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2 comments

  • matt arnold

    “prior to” or “subsequent to” the big bang?

    great site!

  • ScottT

    A field of galaxies forming in only 600 million years from a supposed smooth distribution of matter?
    When are cosmologists going to finally admit to the big bang theory being just plain wrong?

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