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A galaxy seen when the Universe was only 820 million years old

The red speck at the centre of this very deep image from the ESO Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NTTDF-474, one of the most distant ever to have had its distance measured accurately. This extremely faint object is one of five that have been used to chart the timeline of the reionisation of the Universe about 13 billion years ago.

Credit:

ESO/ L. Pentericci

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About the Image

Id:eso1138b
Type:Observation
Release date:12 October 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1138
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:NTTDF-474
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=6.62 (redshift)

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435 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS2
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675 nm Very Large Telescope
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775 nm Very Large Telescope
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850 nm Very Large Telescope
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1.02 μm Very Large Telescope
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1.1 μm Very Large Telescope
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2.2 μm Very Large Telescope
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