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January 29, 2011

UCSC astronomers find earliest and most distant galaxy

This is a pretty cool article that goes very well with what we were learning about a few weeks ago. It is basically an update on what we know as the most distant galaxy we can see with a telescope. With NASA's hubble telescope, Santa Cruz astronomers estimate they found a galaxy from 13.2 billion years ago. This is the closest find as of today, and it is just 480 million years after the birth of the universe 13.7 billion years ago.

The full article can be read at:
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_17232118?nclick_check=1

Posted by scottymg at January 29, 2011 01:58 PM

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