A space expert has taken the Guinness World Records to his field of interest to highlight some surprising facts and figures that exist in the rest of the universe. “If there was a Guinness World Records ‘Universe’ book, the records would be staggering,” British physicist and BBC TV presenter Brian Cox wrote in a new video released this week . says.
With a long list of fascinating space-based records, Cox begins with the “largest compact object,” one of which is a supermassive black hole captured by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope three years ago. As it is known, M87 is 55 million light years away from Earth and has a mass of six billion times that of the Sun.
Farthest Galaxy Detected: Glass-z13
Cox reveals the fastest thing in the universe, the largest structure in the universe, and the smallest thing in the universe, among other records. When asked about the farthest galaxy detected, the physicist calls it Glass-z13 . “The time it takes for light to reach the telescope from it is about 13.4 billion years. We’re looking at a galaxy that formed maybe 300 million years, maybe 200 million years after the Big Bang.” says. With the expansion of the universe, Glass-z13 is 33 billion light-years from Earth.
As Cox points out, the most important thing about the records of the universe is that they are constantly changing as astronomers and scientists are constantly making new discoveries with increasingly powerful equipment like the James Webb telescope. With that in mind, you may need to look at records as soon as possible because they may be out of date.