We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Long ago in a galaxy far, far away’. Well, galaxies don’t get much farther away or longer ago than this one.
Astronomers have recently spotted a new galaxy named HD1 – the most distant galaxy ever recorded, and possibly home to some of the oldest stars in the universe.
Researchers believe that HD1, which is roughly 13.5 billion light-years from Earth, could house what are known as Population III stars – the first stars ever formed in the universe.
Another HD1 theory is that it contains a supermassive black hole 100 million times the mass of the Sun.
Closer observation of HD1 may soon be possible thanks to the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope.
Do you think humans will ever travel to another galaxy?