A remote structure consisting of a supermassive black hole, several primordial galaxies, and copious amounts of gas finally explains how some of the earliest black holes were able to grow so quickly.
This distant region of space is either a Star Wars TIE Fighter measuring 35 light-years across or an active galactic nucleus spewing all sorts of delicious astronomical data. Hard to say.
Astronomers have spotted an unusually distant star-forming galaxy, the light of which took a whopping 13 billion years to reach Earth. Perhaps most incredibly, however, the galaxy was observed directly, without the help of a celestial phenomenon known as gravitational lensing.