These Are The Most Distant Objects We’ve Ever Discovered In The Universe

Although there are magnified, ultra-distant, very red and even infrared galaxies in the eXtreme Deep Field, there are galaxies that are even more distant out there than what we’ve discovered in our deepest-to-date views.NASA, ESA, R. BOUWENS AND G. ILLINGWORTH (UC, SANTA CRUZ)

The great cosmic abyss contains more that humanity can ever hope to see, including a slew of record-breaking objects.

While there are many ultra-distant objects discovered, our Solar System is a supreme challenge to find objects far beyond Neptune. Eris, the most distant confirmed dwarf planet, is approximately three times the distance to Pluto, and just ~1% the brightness.NASA, ESA, AND M. BROWN

In our Solar System, Eris is the most distant known dwarf planet: over 90 AU away.

This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed ‘Pale Blue Dot’, is a part of the first ever ‘portrait’ of the solar system taken by Voyager 1. Although it has left the Sun’s heliosheath, it has not even begun to enter the Oort cloud, or approached the distance of Sedna’s aphelion. Yet at a distance of 143 AU,  Voyager 1 is the farthest human-made object from us.NASA / JPL/CALTECH

For human-made creations, Voyager 1 is the most distant at 143 AU, or 0.23% of a light-year.

The Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS) study, performed by Hubble, found periodic dips in brightness around some of the stars shown here, evidence for transiting planets. SWEEPS-04, whose star is shown here, is one of the most distant exoplanets (a hot Jupiter world) ever discovered.NASA, ESA, K. SAHU (STSCI) AND THE SWEEPS SCIENCE TEAM