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The Most Distant Object Yet Discovered in the Universe

28 Apr 2009, 12:50 UTC
The Most Distant Object Yet Discovered in the Universe

ESO 17/09 - Science Release:
ESO's Very Large Telescope has shown that a faint gamma-ray burst detected last Thursday is the signature of the explosion of the earliest, most distant known object in the Universe (a redshift of 8.2). The explosion apparently took place more than 13 billion years ago, only about 600 million years after the Big Bang.

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