February 11, 2014

Abell2744 Y1 Is The Most Distant Galaxy Discovered

[ Read the Article: Frontier Fields Project Locates One Of The Most Distant Galaxies Ever ]

An international team of scientists using the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes might have found the most distant galaxy ever discovered. The galaxy existed at a time when the universe was a wee more than 650 million years old. They’re calling the galaxy Abell2744 Y1 and it’s 30 times smaller than the Milky Way and is producing about 10 times more stars. The research is part of the Frontier Fields mission which began in October 2013. The mission combines three of the most powerful space telescopes in the world – Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra – with naturally occurring “zoom lenses” in space.


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