An artist's rendition of the newly discovered most distant galaxy z8_GND_5296. The galaxy looks red in the above Hubble Space Telescope image (zoomed box) because the collective blue light from stars get shifted toward redder colors due to the expansion of the universe and its large distance from Earth. (Image credit: V. Tilvi, S.L. Finkelstein, C. Papovich and the Hubble Heritage Team.)

UT, Texas A&M Astronomers Discover Universe’s Most Distant Galaxy

Oct 23, 2013