Now THAT’S Far Away (looking into the Universe’s past with NASA)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎11-26-2012 06:10 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:13 AM by Geek Squad Agent (5,238 Views)

Using photos taken on October 5 and 29, 2011, a team of astronomers used super cool space technology (including the Hubble Telescope, theSpitzer Space Telescope, composite photography, and a unique bit of gravitational physics called gravitational lensing) to look the farthest back in time that we have ever been able to observe.

 

On November 15, 2012,  NASA announced a candidate for the most distant galaxy seen in the known universe. According to NASA, the tiny, newly-discovered galaxy is named MACS0647. The light from MACS0647 that astronomers observed is believed to have traveled 13.3 billion years to reach Earth.

 

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To find out more about the project, visit the NASA.gov website.

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