Hubble Space Telescope Shatters Cosmic Distance Record, Spots Oldest Galaxy Ever Found

March 4, 2016 10:30 AM

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Hubble Space Telescope Shatters Cosmic Distance Record, Spots Oldest Galaxy Ever Found

Due to an expanding universe, distant objects appear to be moving away from Earth as its light is stretched to longer, redder wavelengths, a phenomenon known as “cosmological redshift.” Determining a galaxy's redshift can indicate its distance away from Earth.

The space agency said the telescope's latest finding revealed “surprising new clues” about the beginnings of our universe.

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