Monday, November 19, 2012

Astrophysicists spot the earliest galaxy yet

Very interesting: astrophysicists from the Hubble Team used the massive galaxy cluster MACSJ0647.7+7015 as a gravitational lens to detect a very early galaxy. This hit the jackpot and the team got a glimpse at the earliest galaxy yet, which appeared a mere 425 million years after the Big Bang.

You may find the official paper from the Hubble Team here.