The most distant galaxy ever detected. It's called MACS 1149-JD and it's .... 13.2 billion light-years away That's really far away. http://phys.org/news/2012-09-astrophysicists-spy-ultra-distant-galaxy-cosmic.html It was really hard to detect it, say thanks to gravitational lensing and strongest telescopes, but unlike previous detections of galaxy candidates in this age range, which were only glimpsed in a single color, this newfound galaxy has been seen in five different wavebands. Totally unrelated: btw the oldest object, a star called HE 1523-0901 which is 13.2 billion years old located only 7500 ly from Earth. And one of the oldest globular clusters is M15, located in the constellation Pegasus (~ 35000 ly away). It's 12 billion years old.