Most Distant Galaxy as of Now, Discovered by the International Team of Astronomers


The international team of astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope, in the month of October 2013, detected the most distant galaxy as of now, entitled z8_GND_5296. The discovery was confirmed with the ground-based Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The newly discovered galaxy is around 30 billion light-years away and will help the scientists in knowing about that period which followed just immediately after the Big Bang. Lead researcher from the University of Texas at Austin, US- Steven Finkelstein explained that this was the most distant galaxy. The galaxy is seen as it was 700 million years after the Big Bang. About the newly discovered galaxy • The galaxy is named z8_GND_5296. • It is the most distant galaxy as of now. • It is 30 billion light years away from the Earth. • The galaxy is redder than the usual. Astronomers rated it as the red-shift. • The researchers discovered that this galaxy had the red-shift of 7.51, which in turn, beat the previous record of 7.21 red-shift. • The system of the galaxy is small- around 1-2 percent the overall mass of the Milky Way. • The galaxy z8_GND_5296 is rich in the heavier elements. • The most remarkable feature of this galaxy is that it is turning the gases as well as the dust into new stars at a faster pace. • It is important to note that this is the second far-off galaxy which has the high star-production rate. In the times to come, the astronomers will discover more galaxies after the launch of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).