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Zooming in on the Most Distant Galaxy Ever Measured

October 22, 2010

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far, UDFy-38135539, which we see as it was when the Universe was only about 600 million years old (a redshift of 8.6). credit: ESO