View Full Version : New Galaxy Beats Distance Record

2005-Sep-16, 07:46 PM
SUMMARY: An international team of astronomers have found what could be the most distant galaxy ever discovered. Located 13 billion light-years away, it's being seen when the Universe was only 750 million years old. The object was found by combining the power of the Hubble Space Telescope and the W.M. Keck telescope; they also used the natural gravitational lensing effect of a relatively nearby galaxy, which focused the light of the more distant galaxy. This galaxy is small - only 2,000 light-years across - but it's forming stars at a furious rate.

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