Scientists think they have spotted the most distant galaxy in space

Astronomers peered into the vast expanse and spotted what they consider to be the longest (and oldest) galaxy ever observed.

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