Astronomers Spot a Distant Galaxy

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Astronomers have spotted a distant galaxy in our universe and named it GN-z11. Studies prove that the galaxy is 134 nonillion kilometres (134 followed by 30 zeros) away from the Earth, making it the most distant galaxy to be detected to date. To measure how far the galaxy is from the Earth, the team had to determine its redshift—the measurement of how fast the galaxy is moving away from the Earth. The galaxy was originally spotted in 2016 by the Hubble Space Telescope, but a team in Hawaii, USA, recently confirmed its age and distance using the Keck I telescope technology.

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