A Selection of High Redshift Galaxy Press Releases and Articles

  • 7 January 2014
  • NASA Great Observatories Team Up to Discover Ultra-Bright Young Galaxies
  • HubbleSite - Newscenter
  • NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope joined forces to discover and characterize four unusually bright galaxies as they appeared more than 13 billion years ago, just 500 million years after the big bang. Although Hubble has previously identified galaxies at this early epoch, astronomers were surprised to find objects that are about 10 to 20 times more luminous than anything seen previously. read more
  • 5 April 2013
  • XDF Data Release 1.0
  • MAST HST Archive
  • The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) team archived data products that include all optical and infrared data taken by Hubble covering the original Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) program. read more
  • 25 September 2012
  • Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the Universe
  • NASA
  • Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe.... read more
  • 21 December 2011
  • NASA Telescopes Help Find Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time
  • Spitzer Space Telescope
  • Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have discovered that one of the most distant galaxies known is churning out stars at a shockingly high rate. The blob-shaped galaxy, called GN-108036, is the brightest galaxy found to date at such great distances. read more
  • 10 November 2011
  • Hubble Uncovers Tiny Galaxies Bursting with Star Birth in Early Universe
  • HubbleSite
  • Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of tiny, young galaxies that are brimming with star formation. The galaxies are typically a hundred times less massive than the Milky Way galaxy, yet they churn out stars at such a furious pace that their stellar content would double in just 10 million years. By comparison, the Milky Way would take a thousand times longer to double its population. read more
  • 26 January 2011
  • UCSC astronomers find most distant galaxy candidate yet seen
  • UCSC
  • Astronomers studying ultra-deep imaging data from the Hubble Space Telescope have found what may be the most distant galaxy ever seen, about 13.2 billion light-years away. The study pushed the limits of Hubble's capabilities, extending its reach back to about 480 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was just 4 percent of its current age. read more
  • 26 January 2011
  • NASA's Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe
  • NASA
  • Astronomers have pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope 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, roughly 150 million years longer than the previous record holder. The age of the universe is approximately 13.7 billion years. read more
  • 5 January 2010
  • Hubble reaches "undiscovered country" of primeval galaxies
  • HubbleSite - NewsCenter
  • NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before. Garth Illingworth, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, leads the survey team that used Hubble's new infrared camera, the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), to gather data in August 2009 that revealed the distant galaxies in a small patch of sky called the Ultra Deep Field. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field was imaged in visible light by the Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2004. read more
  • 8 December 2009
  • Hubble's Deepest View of Universe Unveils Never-Before-Seen Galaxies
  • Hubble Site - NewsCenter
  • NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made the deepest image of the universe ever taken in near-infrared light. The faintest and reddest objects in the image are galaxies that formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. No galaxies have been seen before at such early times. The new deep view, taken in late August 2009, also provides insights into how galaxies grew in their formative years early in the universe's history. read more
  • 9 September 2009
  • Hubble Opens New Eyes on Universe
  • HubbleSite - NewsCenter
  • Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., unveiled the images at NASA Headquarters in Washington. read more
  • 26 May 2009
  • Hubble Servicing Mission a Complete Success
  • Google News
  • Astronauts used the Shuttle to bring new cutting-edge science instruments to enhance Hubble's capabilities by large factors, as well as gyros, batteries and other crucial devices to further its continued success through the year 2014. read more
  • 4 December 2008
  • NASA Sets Target Shuttle Launch Date for Hubble Servicing Mission
  • NASA
  • NASA announced Thursday that space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch May 12, 2009.  read more
  • 12 February 2008
  • Astronomers Find One of the Youngest and Brightest Galaxies in the Early Universe
  • Hubble Space Telescope Press Release
  • NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural "zoom lens," have uncovered what may be one of the youngest and brightest galaxies ever seen in the middle of the cosmic "dark ages," just 700 million years after the beginning of our universe. read more
  • 12 February 2008
  • Astronomers Find One of the Youngest and Brightest Galaxies in the Early Universe
  • UCSC Press Release
  • NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural "zoom lens," have uncovered what may be one of the youngest and brightest galaxies ever seen in the middle of the cosmic "dark ages," just 700 million years after the beginning of our universe. read more
  • 12 February 2008
  • Astronomers Eye Ultra-Young, Bright Galaxy in Early Universe
  • Spitzer Space Telescope
  • NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural "zoom lens," have uncovered what may be one of the youngest and brightest galaxies ever seen in the middle of the cosmic "dark ages," just 700 million years after the beginning of our universe. read more
  • 12 February 2008
  • Hubble finds strong contender for galaxy distance record
  • ESA/Hubble Press Release
  • Hubble Space Telescope, with a boost from a natural "zoom lens", has found the strongest evidence so far for a galaxy with a redshift significantly above 7. It is likely to be one of the youngest and brightest galaxies ever seen right after the cosmic "dark ages", just 700 million years after the beginning of our Universe (redshift ~7.6). read more
  • 10 July 2007
  • Astronomers Claim to Find the Most Distant Known Galaxies
  • Caltech Press Release
  • Using natural "gravitational lenses," an international team of astronomers claim to have found the first traces of a population of the most distant galaxies yet seen-the light we see from them today left more than 13 billion years ago, when the universe was just 500 million years old. read more