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How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever? (Synopsis)

10 Apr 2017, 13:00 UTC
How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever? (Synopsis) NASA, ESA, and P. Oesch (Yale University)
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Arriving at our eyes after a journey of 13.4 billion years, the light from galaxy GN-z11 has been traveling towards us for 97% of the Universe’s present age. It’s detection and discovery, however, was a lot more complicated than simply opening up your telescope’s eyes and collecting enough light; a confluence of four separate things needed to happen all at once to make it possible.

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