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Z8 GND 5296

z8_GND_5296.

z8_GND_5296 is a galaxy which, after its discovery in October 2013, was announced as the farthest galaxy and the earliest galaxy whose distance has been confirmed by spectroscopy at approximately 30 billion light-years from Earth.

The galaxy is at a redshift of 7.51 and it is neighbour to what was announced then as second most distant galaxy with a redshift of 7.2.

The galaxy in its observable timeframe was producing stars at a phenomenal rate, equivalent in mass to about 300 suns per year.

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