Early galaxy now in view

By combining NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, a team of astronomers led by Wei Zheng of The Johns Hopkins University has spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever detected.

Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK) Fellow Claudio Grillo and former DARK PhD student, Ole Høst, currently at the University College London, are among the researchers who describe the discovery in this week’s Nature, “A magnified young galaxy from about 500 million years after the Big Bang.”

Read the press release from University of Copenhagen here