Farthest Known Galaxy in the Universe Discovered | Space.com

0 Flares Facebook 0 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Email 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares ×

 

A new celestial wonder has stolen the title of most distant object ever seen in the universe, astronomers report.

The new record holder is the galaxy MACS0647-JD, which is about 13.3 billion light-years away. The universe itself is only 13.7 billion years old, so this galaxy’s light has been traveling toward us for almost the whole history of space and time.

Astronomers spotted the object using NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with the aid of a naturally occurring cosmic zoom lens as well. This lens is a huge cluster of galaxies whose collective gravity warps space-time, producing what’s called a gravitational lens. As the distant galaxy’s light traveled through this lens on its way to Earth, it was magnified.

via Farthest Known Galaxy in the Universe Discovered | Space.com.

Enhanced by Zemanta
0
Google+0Facebook0Twitter0LinkedIn0Pinterest0buffer

Content Curator Tom George

Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

Fresh Curations

Hate writing? You don’t have to go it alone!

If you are an entrepreneur, chances are you have to do a significant amount of writing.  Even if your primary business pursuit is coaching or speaking, there are articles to … [Read More...]

The Seasonal Demands on Hospitality

As Christmas and winter becomes that bit closer, consumers are looking at the hospitality industry to deal with their heightened demand for seasonal food. There are events to … [Read More...]

More curations from this category:

Car Rentals for $15 per day
0 Flares Facebook 0 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Email 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares ×