Friday, January 28, 2011

The Universe's Most Distant Object

The Hubble Space Telescope zoomed into infrared Ultra Deep Field, first taken in 2009. It is a part of sky in the southern constellation Fornax. You can see the farthest identified object. Scientists believe it is 13.2 billion light - years far. That object, possibly is galaxy. It has red color because its light has been stretched by the expansion of the universe.When next time you say that your school or work is far from your house, just watch this video again and you will feel better!

Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon, STScI (no audio)