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Finding Record-Old Galaxies at the Limits of Hubble Space Telescope [Nature]

Recent infrared images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 are the deepest taken of the Universe, and they reveal several galaxies, including one that is the most distant object we’ve ever found. This galaxy is 13.29 billion light years (4.1 billion parsecs) from Earth and were first visible when the Universe was only 450 million years old (only 4 percent of what it is now). From my recent article in Nature, Galaxy found at record-breaking distance:

Source: NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (CALTECH), and the HUDF 2012 Team
Source: NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (CALTECH), and the HUDF 2012 Team

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