Thursday, 7 May 2015

Astronomers discover farthest galaxy ever measured

An international team of astronomers, led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz, have lately discovered an extremely bright blue galaxy some 13.1 billion years in the past, when the universe was only five percent of its present age, according to a study published online in Astrophysical Journal Letters on May 5.

The galaxy, EGS-zs8-1, was first identified due to its special colors in pictures taken by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, and is one of the most luminous and massive objects in the early universe.


  1. Really? cool! you do put some pretty cool stuff on your blog Shorty.

  2. WHEN did yousa find thisa out? did yousa look it up? eh Shorty?


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