Astronomers Discover the Most Distant Galaxy Yet

‘Astronomers have found a galaxy 13.1 billion light-years from Earth, making it officially the most distant object ever detected.A faint, infrared speck of light from this ancient galaxy, called z8_GND_5296, was spotted using the Hubble Space Telescope and one of the world\’s largest ground-based telescopes, a ten-meter telescope at Keck Observatory at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.Light from this baby galaxy began its journey when the universe was about 700 million years old and just emerging from the cosmic mist left over from its birth…’ (via National Geographic).