Astronomers find second oldest object in universe

Using one of the world’s most powerful telescopes, scientists have announced the discovery of a galaxy that’s about 12.8 billion years old.

It’s “only” about 1 billion years younger than the Big Bang, making it the second-oldest object ever discovered.

At present, there is only one other, slightly older and more distant object like this that is known.

Scientists believe the big bang happened 13.7 billion years ago, and now we are seeing this galaxy from 12.8 billion years ago.

The galaxy has been named G09 83808. It was found with the powerful Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is located in Mexico.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

wow

Guest I Guess
Guest I Guess
3 years ago

what does it look like?

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

eh’ are there living things in the galaxy?if not I think that the big bang would be way more “Rare”

Unicorn 3000
Unicorn 3000
3 years ago

Crazy

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

amazing

Indy
Indy
3 years ago

Amazing

Wow
Wow
3 years ago

Oh my goodness wow :O

Christian
Christian
3 years ago

Big Bang is not real! ???

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

cool!

A random guy
A random guy
3 years ago

Wow that’s really old older than our earth.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Thats unbelievable

Harry
Harry
3 years ago

I can’t believe it!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

the big bang is how the universe started not how the sun was created and not how earth started

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

yes the big bang is real

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

cools people

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

And it all started with the Big Bang hey!

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Cool, I wonder if they can go explore the planet?!

mahin
mahin
3 years ago

wow so coooooooooooooool i like space so much that i started reading space books when i was 4 years old. is that cool!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Awesome! If we make a even better telescope, we might see the big bang

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