Take Two for October 24, 2013

UC Riverside astronomers discover a new galaxy

"The Galaxy Next Door" — This composite image of the Andromeda galaxy was produced by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing Andromeda's ultraviolet side. NASA sent a decommission command to the space telescope Friday.

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"The Galaxy Next Door" — This composite image of the Andromeda galaxy was produced by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing Andromeda's ultraviolet side.

Astronomers at UC Riverside have recently discovered a new galaxy, a galaxy which they say is the most distant one ever discovered.

Bahram Mobasher is an observational astronomy professor at UC Riverside and was part of the team that discovered this new galaxy. He and his team discovered the galaxy using infrared and deep optical images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Mobasher joins us to talk about the discovery.


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