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Zooming in on the most distant galaxy ever measured

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Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far, UDFy-38135539, which we see as it was when the Universe was only about 600 million years old (a redshift of 8.6). This video uses images from the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field to visualise a zoom towards UDFy-38135539.


A. M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski, Music: movetwo

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Release date:20 October 2010, 19:00
Related releases:eso1041
Duration:01m 10s

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Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• X - Cosmology


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