Using the Hubble Space Telescope and an observatory in Hawaii, researchers at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and other institutions have detected the most distant galaxy discovered so far.
Their findings, which are being published Thursday in the journal Nature, document a place in the far reaches of the universe known by a name only scientists could love: z8_GND_5296. Unlike our own Milky Way, which creates one or two sun-like stars every year or so, the newly discovered galaxy forms about 300 such stars a year.
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