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Galaxy Abell 1835 IR1916

This could possibly be the most distant galaxy discovered so far. If the value is correct, the light from there reaches us from only 500 million years after the Big Bang. The light that reaches us from there is increased by the gravitational lens Abell 2218.
The dwarf is a very active starburst galaxy.

Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 13.2 billion light-years
Mass: 8 million * Sun
Luminosity: 200 million * Sun

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