National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Cosmic Archeology Uncovers the Universe's Dark Ages

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Astronomers using the Subaru telescope in Hawai'i have looked 60 million years further back in time than any other astronomers, to find the most distant known galaxy in the universe. In doing so, they are upholding Subaru's record for finding the most distant and earliest galaxies known. Their most recent discovery is of a galaxy called I0K-1 that lies so far away that astronomers are seeing it as it appeared 12.88 billion years ago.


More info: Subaru telescope web page