A team of astronomers from Japan believe they've observed a galaxy that is 12.91 billion years old.
Several claims have been made over the years of the discovery of galaxies believed to be the oldest ever observed, some are dismissed while others hold more weight. Experts examining this latest claim have reported that it is the most promising to date
Teams have previously announced discoveries of galaxies over 13 billion years old however without confirmation of these findings using other methods there is no way to be sure that the claims are accurate.
"A team of Japanese astronomers using telescopes on Hawaii say they've seen the oldest galaxy, a discovery that's competing with other "earliest galaxy" claims."
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Source: Time Magazine
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