Several sites highlighted my breaking news story on what may be the most distant galaxy known in the Universe:
- Knight Science Journalism Tracker, one of the most respected trackers of science stories, highlights the article:
[NatureNews’] ace scoop-hungry reporter Ron Cowen late last week filed on a report, at the preprint server for physics-related news arXiv, that a large international team has gotten an image of a galaxy as it was when the universe was a mere 490 million years old.
Cowen writes the story well, and includes the enticing angle that if NASA’s Webb Telescope survives its budgetary excesses and goes into operation, its large IR mirror should offer a much better look at this galaxy – dubbed MACS1149-JD1.
- American Scientist republished part of the article as part of its Science in the News section, which is a roundup of the most important and exciting science news pieces.
The article was mentioned here, on my Tumblr site, shortly after publication.
Update: The National Science Foundation’s Science360 also highlights the scoop.