In a message dated 11/20/2012 9:13:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
[address removed] writes:
Cool! So we're seeing this thing as it was 13.3 billion years ago- I wonder
how different it is now, or if it's even at the same
Good question. Most likely scenario is that this early galaxy has
been absorbed, along with other early galaxies into a larger galaxy. This
seems to have been the case in our own "neighborhood". Evidence seems to be
pointing toward the Milky Way absorbing hundreds, perhaps thousands of smaller
galaxies in its quest to become a fully grown spiral!
There is an interesting article in this month's Scientific American by an
astronomer who is working on this evolutionary scenario by studying stars inside
neighboring dwarf galaxies and comparing their chemical compositions to models
of the early universe!
As for location, it is most likely in the same place, but has moved
relative to the larger galaxy in which it now most likely resides!