VLT, Hubble Smash Record for Eyeing Most Distant Galaxy

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The infrared Hubble Ultra Deep Field taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2009, and UDFy-38135539 –the faint object shown in the excerpt on the left — which we see as it was when the Universe was only about 600 million years old. Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory and University of California, Santa Cruz) and the HUDF09 Team

Using the Hubble [Space][3] [Telescope][4] and the [Very Large Telescope][5] (VLT), [astronomers][6] have looked back to find the most distant [galaxy][7] so far. “We are [observing][8] a galaxy that existed essentially when [the Universe][9] was only about 600 million years old, and we are looking at this galaxy – and the [Universe][9] – 13.1 billion years ago,” said Dr. Matt Lehnert from the Observatoire de Paris, who is lead author of a new paper in Nature, “and conditions were quite different. The basic picture in which this [discovery][10] is embedded is that this is the epoch in which the Universe went from largely neutral to basically ionized.” (…) Read the rest of [VLT, Hubble Smash Record for Eyeing Most Distant Galaxy][11] (636 words)

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