Discovered: A far-off galaxy from the dawn of time
Astronomers caught a glimpse of what they think is the most distant galaxy ever seen. While it doesn’t “look like much,” the “fuzzy red orb” is an astonishing 13.2 billion light years away, says Rebecca J. Rosen at The Atlantic. That’s not much older than the universe itself, and this tiny galaxy may have emerged less than 200 million years after the Big Bang. It’s like an archeologist finding an incredibly old artifact that’s still relatively intact.