Is milky way the oldest galaxy in the universe?
Age of milky way is said to be 13.51 billion years old. That seems like a very old age and is there anything older than that?
- Adullah MLv 71 month ago
Yes the Time dimension that mankind use to measure its length then would be older.
- Campbell HaydenLv 71 month ago
Based on what we are currently able to determine,
the Milky Way Galaxy is not as old as some of the
more distant and 'mature' (very expanded) galaxies
that we can now see, which may no longer even exist.
From Galaxy GN-z11 *we* might look like an infant galaxy, but in
about 15 Billion years, to them, we will look as we do right now.
Our galaxy is not the oldest in the universe, at all.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
No, it's just the one WE happen to be in
- 1 month ago
GN-z11 is currently the oldest and most distant known galaxy in the observable universe. GN-z11 has a spectroscopic redshift of z = 11.09, which corresponds to a proper distance of approximately 32 billion light-years. This makes it at least 32 billion years old.