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New distance record for galaxies

Spectroscopic measurements of 43 candidates for distant galaxies have confirmed one to be the most remote galaxy securely identified to date — and it forms stars more than 100 times faster than the Milky Way. See Letter p.524

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Figure 1: Cosmic history and the first galaxies.

ADAPTED FROM REF. 1/BRANT ROBERTSON/UNIV. ARIZONA; CMB: ESA/PLANCK COLLABORATION; INSET: V. TILVI (TEXAS A&M), S. FINKELSTEIN (UT AUSTIN), THE CANDELS TEAM, HST/NASA

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Riechers, D. New distance record for galaxies. Nature 502, 459–460 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/502459a

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