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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
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University of California - Riverside

Artist's Rendition of Galaxy

Caption: This is an artist's rendition of the newly discovered most distant galaxy z8_GND_5296. (The galaxy looks red in the actual Hubble Space Telescope image because the collective blue light from stars get shifted toward redder colors due to the expansion of the universe and its large distance from Earth.)

Credit: V. Tilvi, S.L. Finkelstein, C. Papovich, and the Hubble Heritage Team

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