Astronomers have announced they may have glimpsed the farthest galaxy in the universe, some 13 billion light years away. The galaxy was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and is believed to have been born shortly after the the start of the universe.
Astronomer Garth Illingworth said: "We certainly were surprised to find such a bright young galaxy 13 billion years in the past. This is the most detailed look to date at an object so far back in time." The galaxy was named A1689-zD1.