Long ago, far away

2019-03-08 07:01:05

THE Hubble Space Telescope has photographed galaxies from earlier in the history of the Universe than ever before, scientists revealed last week. The images, from an infrared camera installed on Hubble last year, show galaxies that were born at least 12 billion years ago. “These are the deepest images of individual galaxies that have ever been obtained,” says Rodger Thompson, an astronomer at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The images suggest that galaxies may have appeared sooner than scientists thought,