Astronomers Spot Oldest Galaxy Yet

It's 13.3 billion years old, nearly as old as the universe

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 16, 2012 1:23 PM CST | Updated Nov 16, 2012 1:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Our universe is a mind-boggling 13.7 billion years old, and now astronomers say they have found a galaxy that has been around since the universe was a spry 420 million years old, reports LiveScience. Called MACS0647-JD, the 13.3-billion-year-old galaxy is tiny, cosmically speaking,...   Read full story »


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