Abell 2744 Y1

Abell2744_Y1NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have spotted what may be one of the most distant galaxies known, from when the universe was only about 650 million years old (the Big Bang was around 13.8 billion years ago). The galaxy, known as Abell2744 Y1, was about 3 percent the size our Milky Way galaxy and was producing about 10 times more stars, as wass typical for galaxies in the young universe.

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