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A galaxy far, far, far away

Hubble telescope spies what may be most distant object ever observed

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4:14pm, January 26, 2011

Pushing the Hubble Space Telescope to its limits as a cosmic time machine, astronomers have identified what may be the most distant known object in the universe — a tiny galaxy estimated to lie 13.2 billion light-years from Earth and hail from a time only 480 million years after the Big Bang.

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