December 2011

Oldest Known Galaxies Discovered

It is scientifically impossible for you to miss out on anything, because you are the fabric of the universe.

This is a beautiful quote, but what does it mean?

In order to find the meaning we must define what the universe is. The universe is everything here that exists today. Yet, it is also everything left from yesterday and the day before that. It is you, it is me. It is every planet, galaxy and star. It is also every form of energy and matter. We can trace the universe back to the beginning of time.

Knowing these facts, it’s exciting when the Hubble Space Telescope discovers the earliest galaxies in our known universe. That is exactly what it did. For the first time, the Hubble found a few incredibly condensed, ultra-blue galaxies, read all the details here.