A Galaxy Spotted at Red Shift 10

25 February 2011
Posted by Chris Smith.

A candidate galaxy spotted at a red shift of 10, Hubble_space_telescopelikely to be the most distant object observed so far, gives us a glimpse into the universe in it's infancy.

The light left this galaxy when the universe was only 500 million years old, and existed at a crucial time when galaxies were first appearing.  Understanding star formation in this galaxy could help to shed light on how galaxies first formed...

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