Distant galaxies are visible in the Hubble Space Telescope's eXtreme Deep Field, which was released in 2012 and based on 22 days of exposure time. The search for extremely distant galaxies continues today. NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team

One of the Oldest and Most Distant Objects in the Universe Has Been Discovered

A star-forming galaxy 12.8 billion light-years away offers insight into the early days of our universe after the Big Bang roughly 13.7 billion years ago.

Published On 11/07/2017
3:54 PM EST
"This new object is very close to being one of the first galaxies ever to form."