Hubble finds oldest-known galaxy

12/12/2012 | Nature · New Scientist

The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 has taken infrared images showing seven extremely remote galaxies, including one about 13.29 billion light years away -- the farthest object from Earth yet found. "This study represents the deepest archaeological dig of the universe so far," Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb said of the images, which were twice as deep as any image taken by that camera before. The light left the distant galaxies less than 600 million years after the Big Bang.

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