• Kyodo


Japanese researchers have determined the distance of the farthest observed galaxy cluster ever seen from Earth using the Subaru Telescope on Hawaii Island.

The ancient galaxy cluster is located around 12.7 billion light-years from Earth, meaning it was formed just less than 1 billion years after the Big Bang created the universe 13.7 billion years ago, the research team said Tuesday.

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