HST view of distant galaxies
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Hubble focuses on distant galaxies
News story originally written on June 26, 1996
Astronomers analyzing images of the faintest region of the universe
taken from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST), have identified what
they believe as the most distant object observed to date.
The researchers have found several dozen galaxies hidden among 2,000
galaxies visible in the Hubble image which appear to be more distant
than any seen previously. One guess is that these galaxies may have
existed when the universe was less than five percent its present age
or in other words a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.
Scientists are using these images to determine the distance of each of the
galaxies based on their colors.
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