February 16, 2004
IN BRIEF / NATIONWIDE
Team Locates Farthest Galaxy from Earth
In a discovery that offers a rare glimpse back to when the universe was just 750 million years old, a team of astrophysicists said they have detected a tiny galaxy that is the farthest known object from Earth.
The team, including a California Institute of Technology astronomer, uncovered the galaxy, roughly 13 billion light-years from Earth, using the Hubble Space Telescope and telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.