Astronomers spot glimmer of a galaxy that dates back to universe's infancy

March 4, 2016 7:50 PM

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Astronomers spot glimmer of a galaxy that dates back to universe's infancy

Using a technique that has raised some skepticism among rival scientists, astronomers say they’ve identified a galaxy from a time when the universe was only about 400 million years old.

A team of astronomers say they have discovered a hot, star-popping galaxy that – at 13.4 billion light years away – is much farther than any galaxy previously identified, both in time and distance.

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