The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo51° Isolated Showers then Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi66° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo44° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi67° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo46° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi68° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo47° Slight Chance Showers

Tuesday

Hi59° Slight Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo46° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi66° Partly Sunny

Bright ancient galaxies offer rare glimpse of early universe

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — A quartet of galaxies spied with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are among the oldest yet discovered — more than 13 billion years old, born just 500 million years after the big bang. They’re also incredibly bright, so luminous that they offer a new peek into the early universe.

The findings provide hope that NASA’s infrared-optimized James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2018, will be able to see even more from this obscure era in the universe’s…

View my options or Sign in