Source: ESA/Hubble heic1217
Hubble spots candidate for most distant known galaxy.
Image credits: NASA, ESA, and M. Postman and D. Coe (Space Telescope Science Institute), and the CLASH team.
By combining the power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and one of nature’s zoom lenses, astronomers have found what is probably the most distant galaxy yet seen in the Universe. The object offers a peek back into a time when the Universe was only 3 percent of its present age of 13.7 billion years.(read more)