By Dina Spector | Business Insider
V. Tilvi (Texas A&M), S. Finkelstein (UT Austin), the CANDELS team, and HST/NASA
Caption: An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a region in the northern sky where nearly every object seen is a galaxy. The zoomed panel highlights the galaxy known as z8_GND_5296, which was recently confirmed to be the most distant galaxy known, born only 700 million years after the Big Bang.
A galaxy known as "z8_GND_5296" — the red blob in the box to the right — has just been confirmed as the oldest known galaxy we've seen, formed just 700 million years after the universe's birth.
The galaxy seems to be pumping out new stars much faster — hundreds of times — than modern galaxies like our Milky Way.
The findings were reported Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the ... Read More