Scientists at the European Southern Observatory have discovered the farthest galaxy known – 13 billion light years away! The galaxy is in essence a baby picture of a newly formed galaxy 13 billion years ago. It would have been the first formed galaxy after the Big Bang. It was found using a pretty impressive system of refactoring Earth observation through a galaxy cluster that acts as a powerful zoom lens due to its density.
I promised myself I wouldn’t make the obvious joke here, but I just can’t help it – now that’s some remote sensing!!