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Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Ursa Major
Right ascension 12h 36m 22.68s
Declination +62° 08′ 07.5″
Redshift 7.2
Distance 12.9 billion ly (4.0 billion pc)
(light travel distance)
Apparent magnitude (V) 25.2
Type Irregular
Size 5,000 ly (diameter)
Apparent size (V) 0.0013 x 0.0013
Other designations
OOM2012 GN 108036
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

GN-108036 is a distant galaxy discovered and confirmed by the Subaru Telescope and the Keck Observatory located in Hawaii; its study was also completed by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.[1]

The redshift was z = 7.2, meaning the light of the galaxy took nearly 13 billion years to reach Earth and therefore its formation dates back to 750 million years after the Big Bang . It has a high rate of star formation, at a rate of 100 solar masses per year, or about 30 times more than the Milky Way that is 5 times larger and 100 times more massive.

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Preceded by
Most distant galaxy
Succeeded by