GN-108036 is a distant galaxy discovered and confirmed by the Subaru Telescope and the Keck Observatory located in Hawaii; its study was also completed by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||12h 36m 22.68s|
|Declination||+62° 08′ 07.5″|
|Distance|| 12.9 billion ly (4.0 billion pc) |
(light travel distance)
|Apparent magnitude (V)||25.2|
|Size||5,000 ly (diameter)|
|Apparent size (V)||0.0013 x 0.0013|
|OOM2012 GN 108036|
The redshift was z = 7.2, meaning the light of the galaxy took nearly 13 billion years to reach Earth and therefore its formation dates back to 750 million years after the Big Bang . It has a high rate of star formation, at a rate of 100 solar masses per year, or about 30 times more than the Milky Way that is 5 times larger and 100 times more massive.
- "NASA Telescopes Help Find Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time" NASA. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
| Most distant galaxy