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Zooming in on the distant galaxy MACS 1149-JD1

16 May, 2018 / Read time: 1 minute

This video shows recent ALMA imaging of the galaxy MACS 1149-JD1, 13.2 billion light-years away. The video sequence starts with a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view of the distant galaxy cluster MACS 1149, then slowly zooms up in the corner where lies the galaxy MACS 1149-JD1, one of the most distant galaxies ever known.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, W. Zheng (JHU), M. Postman (STScI), the CLASH Team, Hashimoto et al.