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Astronomers find second oldest object in universe

November 13, 2017

Using one of the world’s most powerful telescopes, scientists have announced the discovery of a galaxy that’s about 12.8 billion years old.

It’s “only” about 1 billion years younger than the Big Bang, making it the second-oldest object ever discovered.

At present, there is only one other, slightly older and more distant object like this that is known.

Scientists believe the big bang happened 13.7 billion years ago, and now we are seeing this galaxy from 12.8 billion years ago.

The galaxy has been named G09 83808. It was found with the powerful Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is located in Mexico.

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what does it look like?

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Awesome! If we make a even better telescope, we might see the big bang

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wow so coooooooooooooool i like space so much that i started reading space books when i was 4 years old. is that cool!

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Cool, I wonder if they can go explore the planet?!

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And it all started with the Big Bang hey!

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cools people

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yes the big bang is real

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the big bang is how the universe started not how the sun was created and not how earth started

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I can't believe it!

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Thats unbelievable

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Wow that’s really old older than our earth.

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Big Bang is not real! 😡😡😡

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Oh my goodness wow :O

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Amazing

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amazing

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Crazy

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eh' are there living things in the galaxy?if not I think that the big bang would be way more "Rare"