Scientists have seen the most distant galaxy ever – it could be the home of the oldest star in the universe

HD1, an object in red, appears in the center of the zoom image. Credit: Harikane et al.

Shining only ~ 300 million years later Galaxy HD1 in the timeline of the universe

The timeline shows the oldest galaxy candidates and the history of the universe. Credit: Harikane et al., NASA, EST and P. Oesch / Yale

“HD1 would represent a giant baby in the universe’s delivery room,” said Avi Loeb, an astronomer at the Center for Astronomical Physics and co-author of the MNRAS study. “It breaks the highest quasar red deviation that stories go by about almost two coefficients, an incredible achievement.”

HD1 was found after more than 1,200 hours of observation time with the Subaru telescope, the VISTA telescope, the UK infrared telescope and the Spitzer space telescope.

“It was very difficult to find HD1 from more than 700,000 objects,” said Yuichi Harikane, an astronomer at the University of Tokyo who discovered the galaxy. “The red color of the HD1 matched the expected characteristics of a galaxy 13.5 billion light-years away surprisingly well and gave me a little goosebumps when I found it.”

The team then performed follow-up observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (Related

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