A galaxy seen when the Universe was only 840 million years old

The red speck at the centre of this very deep image from the ESO Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NTTDF-6345, one of the most distant ever to have had its distance measured accurately. This extremely faint object is one of five that have been used to chart the timeline of the reionisation of the Universe about 13 billion years ago.

Crédit:

ESO/ L. Pentericci

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1138c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:12 octobre 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1138
Taille:800 x 800 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:NTTDF-474
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Distance:z=6.7 (redshift)
Catégorie:Galaxies

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DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Visible
B
435 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Visible
V
555 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Visible
R
675 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarouge
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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Z
850 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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J
1.1 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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