Astronomers have discovered a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing for the first time part of the network of filaments thought to connect galaxies in a cosmic web. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, led the study, published January 19 in Nature.
For the first time, astronomers have seen the image of a distant quasar split into multiple images by the effects of a cloud of ionized gas in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Such events were predicted as early as 1970, but the first evidence for one now has come from the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope system.
Astronomers have discovered their most distant - and therefore oldest - galaxy yet, using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes as well as gravitational lensing.
Astronomers at Arizona State University have found the faintest galaxy yet, one of the ten most distant objects currently known in space.
Astronomers at NASA are peering ever further away into the universe, and have now discovered their most distant galaxy yet.
Scientists have discovered the most distant - and oldest - galaxy yet, viewing it just 600 million years after the Big Bang.