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    Exclamation Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen In The Universe



    TODAY: Astronomers pushed Hubble to its limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe. The object's light traveled 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble. The Universe itself is only 13.7 billions years old!

    The dim object is a compact galaxy (UDFj-39546284) of blue stars that existed 480 million years after the Big Bang, only four percent of the universe's current age

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    So, I have this refracting type telescope I got for Christmas. It says on the side of the box that it goes up to 500 power! I live in the middle of Houston. Do you think I have a shot at seeing this thing?

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    Unless your telescope looks like the Hubble Telescope, I very much doubt you'll be able to spot it!

    500 is the magnification. It's decent if you want to have a good look at the moon! This galaxy is 13.2 billion light years away!

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    What was the previous furthest object? I didn't see it mentioned, maybe I just missed it.
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