Astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have found the most distant galaxy in the universe.
It was formed around 670 million years after the creation of our own galaxy. The scientists first spotted it in Hubble and Spitzer space telescope images.
"Every confirmation adds another piece to the puzzle of how the first generations of galaxies formed in the early universe. Only the most sensitive telescopes are powerful enough to reach to these large distances," says Pieter van Dokkum of Yale.