A Galaxy Far, Far Away Indeed | Space Wallpaper

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z8_GND_5296 Galaxy 1600

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The zoomed panel on this space wallpaper highlights the galaxy known as z8_GND_5296, which was recently confirmed to be the most distant galaxy known, hailing from only 700 million years after the Big Bang.

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Credit: V. Tilvi (Texas A&M), S. Finkelstein (UT Austin), the CANDELS team, and HST/NASA

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