Distant quasar illuminates a filament of the cosmic web

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.

Milky Way gas cloud causes multiple images of distant quasar

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.

Furthest-ever galaxy casts light on universe's early days

Astronomers have discovered their most distant - and therefore oldest - galaxy yet, using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes as well as gravitational lensing.

Faintest distant galaxy discovered

Astronomers at Arizona State University have found the faintest galaxy yet, one of the ten most distant objects currently known in space.

NASA finds its most distant galaxy yet

Astronomers at NASA are peering ever further away into the universe, and have now discovered their most distant galaxy yet.

Most distant galaxy yet is identified

Scientists have discovered the most distant - and oldest - galaxy yet, viewing it just 600 million years after the Big Bang.