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Distant galaxy emerges from 'cosmic fog'

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Galaxy UDFy-38135539 is the most distant object ever discovered

Scientists have discovered the most distant galaxy yet observed from Earth.

Dr Mark Swinbank of the Institute for Computational Cosmology explains how light from the galaxy is almost as old as the universe itself.


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