[FoRK] a galaxy far, far away.
zero at rawbw.com
Fri Mar 5 15:47:06 PST 2004
apologies if this has already been posted and I missed it.
Astronomers have discovered a galaxy some 13 200 billion light years away
- the most distant galaxy ever seen. Light from this galaxy, known as
Abell 1835 IR1916, provides information about the universe when it was
just 3% of its current age. The light was emitted about 470 million years
after the big bang and could tell us more about how the first galaxies
formed after the "dark ages" in the early universe (R Pell et al. 2004
Astronomy & Astrophysics to be published).
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