Astronomers detected the farthest galaxy ever seen
Astronomers have discovered a young galaxy that is the farthest ever seen: it is 13,1 billion light years away and is among the first generation of galaxies in the universe.
Scientists from Yale and the University of California at Santa Cruz used three telescopes to spot and then calculate the age of the blurred galaxy. It is called EGS-zs8-1 and dates back some 670 million years after the Primordial Explosion (Big Bang) that gave birth to the universe.
The astronomer Garth Illingworth of the University of California said that the galaxy is only 100 million years old and that it is generating stars at high speed.
The galaxy is in the Bootes constellation.