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Great Observatories Find Candidate for Most Distant Object

November 15, 2012

The newly discovered galaxy, named MACS0647-JD, is very young and only a tiny fraction of the size of our Milky Way. The object is observed 420 million years after the big bang.

credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)