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martin kornmesser

The most distant galaxy ever measured

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Astronomy: Secrets of the Universe Revealed: The most distant galaxy ever measured A European team of astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far. By carefully analysing the very faint glow of the galaxy they have found that they are seeing it when the Universe was only about 600 million years old (a redshift of 8.6). These are the first confirmed observations of a galaxy whose light is clearing the opaque hydrogen fog that filled the cosmos at this early time. Credit: ESO. Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada. Editing: Herbert Zodet. Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida. Written by: Richard Hook and Douglas Pierce-Price. Narration: Dr.J and Gaitee Hussain. Footage and photos: ESO, NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory and University of California, Santa Cruz) and the HUDF09 Team, A. M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski, M. Alvarez (http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~malvarez), R. Kaehler and T. Abel and José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org). Directed by: Herbert Zodet. Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen. http://eso.org/public/videos/eso1041a/ ESO images and videos, along with the texts of press releases, announcements, pictures of the week and captions, are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/] and may on a non-exclusive basis be reproduced without fee provided they are clearly and visibly credited. ESO-supplied video is presented by Astronomy - Secrets of the Universe Revealed on YouTube in its unaltered, original form. -- Check out some other entertaining projects: Sullivan Media Properties: http://flip.it/EWeig YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1rmsKTP Russia Documentary Films: http://flip.it/gaJE3 YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1hhNS9G Astronomy: Secrets of the Universe Revealed: http://flip.it/JoUTU YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/RI74AW Anything That Moves: http://flip.it/jgTlq YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1q1Sq6z NATPE||Content First: http://flip.it/Q8CZt YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1nIAP0Z Astronomy Videos - Support Educational Content Online Don't forget to Like and Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWjjeporFxhxEVD7JMyoQA