Light from NASA's Hubble telescope latest discovery began the long trip towards Earth 13.2 billion years ago.
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.
The latest discovery about 150 million years older the previous record holder.
It is a compact galaxy of blue stars that existed 480 million years after the big bang."NASA continues to reach for new heights, and this latest Hubble discovery will deepen our understanding of the universe and benefit generations to come,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, who was the pilot of the space shuttle mission that carried Hubble to orbit.This observation was made with the Wide Field Camera 3 starting just a few months after it was installed in the observatory in May 2009, during the last NASA space shuttle servicing mission to Hubble.