Japanese scientists find 'oldest galaxy'


Wednesday 13 June 2012 10:16 BST

A team of Japanese astronomers in Hawaii say they have seen the oldest galaxy, a discovery that is competing with other "earliest galaxy" claims.

The team claims its galaxy was formed 12.91 billion years ago, and the research will be published in the Astrophysical Journal.

The scientists used the Subaru and Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea, the largest of their kind.

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