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Galaxy of about 8 redshift and about 2,300 light-years width

This image shows the galaxy Abell2744 Y1, one of the most distant galaxy candidates known. (Credit: NASA / ESA / STScI / IAC.)
This image shows the galaxy Abell2744 Y1, one of the most distant galaxy candidates known. (Credit: NASA / ESA / STScI / IAC.)

Main Point:

Astronomers have reported the discovery of one of the most distant galaxies, dubbed Abell2744 Y1.

Published in:

Astronomy and Astrophysics Letters

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Quasar reveals “cosmic web” about 10 billion light-years away

Nebula (cyan) and quasar UM 287 (at the center of the image) (Credit: S. Cantalupo, UCSC)
Nebula (cyan) and quasar UM 287 (at the center of the image) (Credit: S. Cantalupo, UCSC)

Main Points:

Astronomers have found a gas cloud in the Universe that is the largest known to humanity. It is about 2 million light years across and reveals “cosmic web”. Continue reading Quasar reveals “cosmic web” about 10 billion light-years away

Great planet finder on a huge telescope started working

GPI's image of dust disk orbiting HR4796A. Left image shows shows normal light and right image shows only polarized light. (Credit: Processing by Marshall Perrin, Space Telescope Science Institute)
GPI’s image of dust disk orbiting HR4796A. Left image shows shows normal light and right image shows only polarized light. (Credit: Processing by Marshall Perrin, Space Telescope Science Institute)

Main Point:

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) – reportedly the “most powerful planet-finder” in the world – has started taking images of the planets outside of our solar system and analyzing them. Continue reading Great planet finder on a huge telescope started working