Astronomers just discovered the oldest and most distant galaxy ever

As astronomers look deeply into space, they appear far back in time. Now, astronomers at the University of Tokyo may have seen the oldest, farthest galaxy ever seen. These observations come close to the conditions unfolding in the universe, when the first observation light spread throughout the universe.

The ancient galaxy GN-z11 likely formed 420 million years after the Big Bang, when the Universe was only three percent today. Such an age would place this family of stars near the edge of the observable universe. This galaxy formed at the beginning of the era of rebirth when light first filled Cosmos.

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