Scientists believe they have seen the most distant galaxy in the universe

Astronomers have looked into the vast expanses and seen what they think is the longest (and oldest) galaxy ever observed.

The GN-z11 galaxy may not have a flashy name, but it appears to be the most distant and oldest galaxy ever discovered, scientists have found. Astronomers led by Nobunari Kashikawa, a professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Tokyo, embarked on a mission to find the universe’s most distant observable galaxy to learn more about how it formed and when.