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Farthest Known Object: New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record

28 Apr 2009, 13:01 UTC
Farthest Known Object: New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record

April 28, 2009: Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, along with colleagues in the United States and the United Kingdom, have discovered the most distant object in the universe -- a spectacular stellar explosion known as a gamma-ray burst located about 13 billion light years away.

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