Location of galaxy candidate MACS1149-JD

The red dot in the centre of this image is the newfound galaxy MACS1149-JD observed using the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect. MACS1149-JD could be the most distant galaxy ever observed and opens a window onto the deepest, most remote epochs of cosmic history.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, W. Zheng (JHU), M. Postman (STScI), and the CLASH Team

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo1231c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 September 2012, 14:44
Size:784 x 784 px

About the Object

Name:MACS1149-JD
Type:• X - Cosmology Images/Videos


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