Scientists say they’ve found a galaxy that’s not just far, far, away — it’s the most distant from our own that’s been discovered yet. And it’s helping them gain insight about the universe as it existed a long time ago.
Astronomers say the galaxy, called z8_GND_5296, is the most remote one they can confirm with spectroscopy, a technique that looks for the chemical signatures of elements.
In this case, that element was hydrogen, the main fuel of stars. Researchers reported their findings in the journal Nature.