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'Most Distant' Galaxy Spotted

Astronomers have discovered what they’re calling the most distant galaxy ever found. A team from the University of Texas at Austin says the galaxy is so far away that the observed light is from just 700 million years after the Big Bang. The galaxy, known as z8_GND_5296, is some 30 billion light-years from Earth. “We want to study very distant galaxies to learn how galaxies change with time, which helps us understand how the Milky Way came to be,” said Steven Finkelstein who led the ...

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