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Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes Find Most Distant Galaxy Yet

Penurious Penguin (2687307) writes | about 2 years ago

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Penurious Penguin (2687307) writes "At a distance of 13.3 billion light-years from Earth and approximately 600 light-years wide, the MACS0647-JD is the most remote galaxy yet discovered. Combined application of the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes were able with the help of a natural "gravitational lens" (cluster of galaxies), to find what what would have otherwise been extremely unlikely. Space.com has an article on the subject along with a video locating the galaxy in the general direction of Ursa Major and Polaris."
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