The distant galaxy A1689-zD1 appears as a greyish-white smudge in this close-up view taken with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). The galaxy is brimming with star birth. Hubble and Spitzer worked together to show that it is one of the youngest and likely the most distant galaxies ever discovered. Astronomers estimate that the galaxy is 13 thousand million light-years away. Abell 1689 is 2.2 thousand million light-years away.