Distant galaxy in Hubble Frontier Field Abell 2744

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744. The inset image shows the region around galaxy Abell 2744_Y1, one of the most distant galaxies yet discovered in the Universe. The image shows the galaxy as it appeared 650 million years after the Big Bang. The galaxy lies far beyond the foreground Abell 2744 cluster, but its image has been magnified and brightened by a phenomenon in the cluster known as gravitational lensing. This image was taken as part of the Frontiers Fields observing program.



NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI), and N. Laporte (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Laporte and A. Streblyanska (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and Universidad de La Laguna), B. Clement (University of Arizona), I. Perez-Fournon (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and Universidad de La Laguna), D. Schaerer (CNRS and Observatoire de Genève), H. Atek (Observatoire de Sauverny), F. Boone (CNRS and Université de Toulouse), J.-P. Kneib (Observatoire de Sauverny and Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille), E. Egami (University of Arizona), P. Martínez-Navajas and R. Marques-Chaves (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and Universidad de La Laguna), R. Pelló (CNRS and Université de Toulouse), and J. Richard (Observatoire de Lyon)

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:7 February 2014, 19:03
Size:2492 x 1156 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2744
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.308 (redshift)

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