This Super Bright Galaxy Surprised The Scientists When They Analyzed It

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about an analysis of a strange galaxy that we thought was a bright quasar, but turned out to be something completely different.
Credit: NASA, ESA and J. Olmsted (STScI)

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  1. JRR31984

    You are definitely a teacher. Usually I’d have something (smart) to say, but you got a lot that you cover. Very GOOD. LEGIT.

  2. jaden summer


  3. CJ Villeneuve

    What about that what you see is not what it truly is………. science is heading straight to a colision with the biggest awakening of its small and young age….. :) a death will occur and be mourn by a few .a birth will be celebrate by many.

  4. Bee Eater Johnson

    Hello there wonderful anton, this is person

  5. Paulius

    I just clicked on your channel and saw that there were no new vids. Then boom refresh and here I am. Hello, wonderful Anton.

  6. Paradigm Shifts Channel

    Just imagine, in those Galaxies they know nothing of the elections, CNN, or Kim Kardashian. Lucky fellas. 👽👽

  7. Burnard Parker

    Question: how can it be 11 billion years old but a baby galaxy only 100 million years old and 19 billion LYs away from us?

    I think what you meant to say is that it WAS 100 million light years away from us when the light we are seeing now left the galaxy.

    Many time physicist will talk about distant objects in the present tense. I personally think that confuses things.

  8. The Rubber Duck

    Could I really be a wonderful person?🤔

  9. Chris Griffith

    You are a wonderful person, Anton!

  10. Liam Mahon

    Anton you sir are indeed a wonderful person

  11. don pierce

    have to have my daily lesson

  12. Roman Food

    If those illuminated dots are the accumulated light from a Galaxy, look at the faintest dot on that survey map, because it’s so far away why can’t it be the accumulated light of another universe.

  13. Dan Jarrell

    Maybe I’m missing something, but if the Galaxy is 19 billion light years from Earth, how is the universe only 14 billion years old ?

  14. EyeDreamMellowDees

    why isn’t anyone telling us when The Milky Way
    was brighter, by how much, & for how long??
    Was there a time with 24 hour daylight worldwide
    when dinosaurs were biggest, when dragonflies
    were the size of compact cars?!! Less sleeping,
    more eating, more growing…

  15. Judy Winget

    This is maybe a silly question to some of you, but I’ve never had an Astronomy class and only a basic physics class in college.. but here goes.. is it possible to look back in the early universe and see the baby Milky Way? And would we recognize it if we did see it?

  16. Tushar Vashisth

    Its a white hole opening…..i guess

  17. Rickard Zingmark

    The scientists found out it actually was not that bright -actually, it was quite stupid.

  18. Looper Birhinger

    It is aliens using electricity for their night studies.

  19. All-Father- Odin


  20. Soulos 3576

    I dont like quasars. They are completely radioactive and devoid of life. Kinda takes the wonder out of them.

  21. Russian Bot

    You tease sly boi

  22. Very Angry Citizen

    Everything we think we know, multiply it by the mass of the universe, and that’s how much we DON’T know yet.

  23. Silas Dense

    These videos are so interesting.
    Thank you Anton!

  24. Hoc Est Pseudonym


  25. Znallar

    If the light we are detecting from this galaxy is 11 billion years old, how can we say it only started producing stars 100 million years ago? wouldnt it be 10.9 billion years ago?

  26. vdiitd

    Is it possible that the galaxy is just “lensed”? I’m sure the scientists have looked into that also. But just wanted to confirm…

  27. Serif

    I was hoping to hear speculation that the lack of dust meant that a much larger than average amount of the composition of this galaxy is dark matter. We know that the dark matter content of galaxies can vary thanks to the discovery of slow spinning galaxies which have very little.

  28. Just Some Bigfoot With In

    Were they as surprised as hikers are when they encounter me in the wilderness?

  29. mk venkitakrishnan

    Very nice 👍

  30. Thomas Chrombly

    Dust is created through fusion… No dust means fusion hasn’t been going on that long… Means its a new galaxy.

  31. Adam Albrec

    I heard a cosmologist a while back claim that all super-massive Black Holes are always aligned to each other in rotation. Is this true, and if so, what implications would this have?

  32. Jonathan Lindsey

    19.2 billion light years away? then how do we see it? its light is still 5.5 billion years from getting here… ??

  33. Michael Pollock

    All galaxies, including this one, were all created the second the big bang happened, not millions of years after this event. The entire universe already existed when the big bang happened. First law of thermodynamics satisfied. The galaxies are shrapnel from our universe turning itself into a massive particle collider. Each galaxy was born in the quark gluon plasma state. Each one had its own size, shape, rotational rate, and trajectory. There is no gas and dust accretion. Quark gluon plasma creates no light and can make shapes. This galaxy is spinning and spread the matter into a disk with a bulbous center.

  34. Nathaniel Pontinovitz


  35. John Stevenson

    how do the plants animals and mammals sleep , oh they just adapt ha , good day

  36. Badmon Blaze

    My guy

  37. AllThe BestFreaksAreHere

    There are more galaxies in our universe than their are stars in our galaxy, and more universe’s in the firmament than their are galaxies in our universe.

  38. Tim Gower

    Can someone explain to me how we can see something 19 billion lightyears away if the universe is only 13+billion years old and the light from that galaxy should take 19 billion years to reach us? I’m not a scientist or mathematician by any means but I’m pretty sure 19 doesn’t go in to 13.

  39. sabin97

    i would be more surprised if a super bright galaxy cant solve differential equations.

  40. LilGamingYes

    It’s just ET that forgot to turn off the light. The electricity bill! Turn it off!

  41. Marko Viitanen

    Universe sandbox 2 says it is not available. Is there new link for this?

  42. Steve G

    Is this channel still called ‘What Da Math’, or is it just ‘Anton Pretov’ now?

  43. vada Test Tes

    Awesome 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️

  44. lita SauerMila

    Very nice 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️

  45. Phas Low

    Some Anton per day
    Keeps ignorance at bay

  46. Email Ellis

    not enough details

  47. Kenny Carter

    Imagine if pop 3 stars are in there

  48. IARRCSim

    Is it just me or is Anton starting to have a very mild lisp? Maybe this video just has an unusually high frequency of “s” sounds.

  49. Brian J Govern

    Sounds kind of like a super-duper globular cluster.

  50. zyair njoku

    Terra form the moon

  51. aneel kumar

    This guys thumbnail iz what i will be lured

  52. swampzoid

    Greetings splendiferous human

  53. Dark Knight

    Anton.. King of photoshop and CGI

  54. junnie WANG


  55. Gazza G.T

    A lot of guesswork

  56. day6creation breathing

    The inhabitants be making jokes about it.

  57. Gulnara Khan گلناره خان

    Another wonderful video !

  58. Age of Prowl

    Anton full of wonders! You know. A long time ago there was this preparation for one way mars. The module would only be opened in an emergency and if any crewmember needed to bail out for what ever reason. Problems of the body the mind the soul. No matter what.This would be the point for the mission had failed.What i learned about me is, that to me what the crew learned about themselves, what they would have brought there to place it on mars as their marker, their good bye letter and all that mattered most to me.For one it might have been the Teddybear of their little sister, for one the clock of the father, for one a fountain pen of the grandparents. The letters, the thoughts about their own. The questions about what and who they might leave behind and what would be hard and what easy to give up. The answers, the questions about what they are, what they were, that matters most to me. If only i knew who would have made it. What they left. You know? Forgive me my mumbling dear Anton. I don’t want to be the one who makes your head heavier with worries and sorrow. Not me.

  59. Brandon Kidd

    By looking so far away we ar technically looking at the past could we theoretically find the milky way in a early stage?

  60. spaghettarius*

    nothing to most luminous quasar with a luminosity of 700 trillion suns

  61. Flavour Month

    if this galaxy had a metal state it would properly be insane.

  62. James Aron

    Wonderful ancient super-luminous galaxies

  63. palapa bonanza

    Mybe there is no dust because it s just the begining of univers. So there is just hydrogen?

  64. MC's Creations

    A baby galaxy… Nice! 😃

  65. Exorikk

    Have you done or would you be interested in doing a video on the apparent alignment of the ecliptic and the CMB, nicknamed the “Axis of Evil?”

  66. Luz Rodriguez

    I whatch your videos every day. Please dont stop making this wonderful educative videos. I wouldn’n know what to do with my life. Thank you Anthon

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  68. thry LakinMila

    Good. I wait for love from you 💝💖

  69. A.L Streams Channel

    So hooked on your channel this weekend!!!! Keep up the hard work!!!!

  70. John Irby

    The galaxy is 19,000,000,000 light years away, and we’re seeing light, from it, that is less than 100,000,000 years old? I’ll have what you’re drinking.

  71. Gerrie

    Hello Wonderful Anton :o)

  72. Michael 23

    1:15 You almost described people behind you with their highbeams on… Except they aren’t very brilliant

  73. salinagrrrl69

    I in passing read/heard a blip of a planet seen in “another galaxy”.

  74. Distortions

    The new setup is great, Anton!

  75. Anthony Torres


  76. Nishi

    when is quantum computing video coming

  77. ChristophersMum

    Really good information…and the background music is cool…even after the credits

  78. Peg Crerar

    Anton, thank you so much for the wonderful information you give us! I love science and space. You teach us in a way I can understand clearly!! Thank you, you wonderful person!!

  79. Isaac Kitone

    Lol. Those things Anton is saying “will/could” happen, already happened. Just that we haven’t seen them yet. 😆

  80. Mike

    The quasars overcharges my frame shift drive, which boosts my light speed travel distance

  81. TheDubleD

    HLWP! I love your videos, would be nice if there would be a “hello” on the t-shirts as well, keep it up!!

  82. Panda Wiz

    I love his voice and facts he gives in each videos. Always so nice to hear and learn!

  83. William Dukane

    0:30 – Telescope: Why do I hear boss music?

  84. Randy Silva

    At 6:25 in, I believe you meant “metallicity” not “luminosity”. :-)

  85. onehit pick

    “All of these bright spots are galaxies.” Many times more than the galaxies you just showed are crammed into 1 pixel of the supposed Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation measurements.

  86. Sebastian Branzan

    Hello wonderful person! I would have loved to be friends with you and have chats about the wonders of the universe, but I’m glad just watching your great videos! Nice one Anton! Cheers!

  87. Justin Mahikan

    you are all wonderful people!

  88. Hunam

    Anton is larger than a myriad of galaxies. I KNEW IT!!

  89. Tezlashock

    Or its a white hole 😮

  90. Ralf

    So mind boggling at what scale all of this is happening. Or in contrast, how small and inconsequential we all are compaired to what is out there.

  91. JTuaim

    After a two hour power outage, Anton is first video I watched. I really appreciate his work.

  92. Alain Martel

    Could this be a galaxy where Population III stars are actively forming ?

  93. Fire Up

    Imagine billions of years from now when Earth is gone, this galaxy in Anton’s video has evolved into a galaxy like ours with a planet with intelligent life on it like ours and the intelligent beings are thinking ‘are we alone’, ‘are we the only intelligent beings ever created’……. when we were here in the Milky Way galaxy billions of years beforehand.

  94. Phil Morton

    So we’re looking back in time and this is what all galaxies were before metals and heavier elements formed, since there’s nothing blocking the light

  95. lasarith2

    5:32 spent 15 seconds trying. To get rid of a hair that doesn’t exists .

  96. Crazy Arnold

    “Hello wonderful person”

    The murder watching this 👁👄👁

  97. Francois Leveille

    Anton has a wonderful t-shirt again !!

  98. Matt SK

    But from what are the stars created in this galaxy? The high luminosity indicates lack of dust and gas clouds which are as we know essential for stars creation.

  99. N. Butyl Lithium

    When we meet aliens, our greeting should be “Hello Wonderful Alien!”

  100. Bram Moerman

    A small galaxy as pictured would have “unorganized orbits”, and lots of opportunity for stellar collisions, leading to the formation of black holes with chaotic orbits which would be conducjve to their growth, . . Perhaps we are seeing the mechanism by which stars are flung into spiral arms as the central galactic black hole grows. . .

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