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.

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ESO/ L. Pentericci

Om bilden

ID:eso1138c
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:12 oktober 2011 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1138
Storlek:800 x 800 px

Om objektet

Namn:NTTDF-474
Typ:Early Universe : Galaxy
Avstånd:z=6.7 (rödförskjutning)
Kategori:Galaxies

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BandVåglängdTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
435 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Synligt ljus
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555 nmVery Large Telescope
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R
675 nmVery Large Telescope
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775 nmVery Large Telescope
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850 nmVery Large Telescope
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1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
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2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
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1.1 μmVery Large Telescope
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