11.1 Billion Light Years

CLJ1001+0220This image contains the most distant galaxy cluster, a discovery made using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. The galaxy cluster, known as CL J1001+0220, is about 11.1 billion light years from Earth. We may be seeing it right after its birth in a brief but important stage of cluster evolution never seen before.

There are eleven massive galaxies within about 250,000 light years of the central core of the cluster, and nine of them display high rates of formation. Specifically, stars are forming in the cluster core at a rate equivalent to about 3,400 Suns per year.

Image Credits: NASA/CXC/CEA/T. Wang et al; Infrared: ESO/UltraVISTA; Radio: ESO/NAOJ/NRAO/ALMA


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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

At 3:59 pm ET yesterday, I received this email from the Cabin Boy™—BSemail201608301959ZHere’s the attached pdf—

In keeping with my policy of not commenting on the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit except through publishing court papers, I’ll reserve any comment on The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s letter for whatever I might file with the court.