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Astronomers Spot 'Most Distant Galaxy'

Astronomers say they may have glimpsed the most distant galaxy ever spotted, something conventional theories about the early universe say should not have been possible.   The galaxy, called EGS8p7, is believed to be 13.2 billion years old, meaning it formed shortly after the Big Bang when the universe was “a soup of charged particles” from which light could not be transmitted.   In the early universe, “clouds of neutral hydrogen atoms would have absorbed certain radiation...

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