Arc in infrared light (Spitzer)

The distant galaxy, dubbed A1689-zD1, appears as a whitish blob in the Spitzer IRAC close-up view. The galaxy is brimming with star birth. Hubble and Spitzer worked together to show that it is one of the youngest and likely the most distant galaxies ever discovered. Astronomers estimate that the galaxy is 13 billion light-years away. Abell 1689 is 2.2 billion light-years away.

Credit:

NASA; ESA; L. Bradley (Johns Hopkins University); R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz); H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University); and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0805g
Type:Observation
Release date:12 February 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0805
Size:741 x 741 px

About the Object

Name:A1689-zD1, Abell 1689
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=7.6 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
3.6 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Near-IR
4.5 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC

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