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News Release 31 of 1048

March 3, 2016 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-07

Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance Record


Video: Zoom into GOODS North Survey and Distant Galaxy GN-z11

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This animation shows the location of galaxy GN-z11, which is the farthest galaxy ever seen. The video begins by locating the Big Dipper, then showing the constellation Ursa Major. It then zooms into the GOODS North field of galaxies, and ends with a Hubble image of the young galaxy. GN-z11 is shown as it existed 13.4 billion years in the past, just 400 million years after the big bang, when the universe was only three percent of its present age.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Oesch (Yale University), G. Brammer (STScI), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):