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.

Credit:

ESO/ L. Pentericci

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1138c
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:12 oktober 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1138
Grootte:800 x 800 px

Over het object

Naam:NTTDF-474
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Afstand:z=6.7 (roodverschuiving)
Categorie:Galaxies

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435 nmVery Large Telescope
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V
555 nmVery Large Telescope
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675 nmVery Large Telescope
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775 nmVery Large Telescope
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2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
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1.1 μmVery Large Telescope
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