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Monday, November 2, 2009

Check out the Farthest Object Ever Observed!

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At some 13 BILLION LIGHT-YEARS,we have a new farthest object ever observed and photographed by astronomers. This object is the remnant of a gamma ray burst, relatively shortly after the Big Bang (about 600 million years after the creation of the universe). Gamma ray bursts rank as one of the most energetic events known in the universe, and the star that produced this one was part of the first generation of stars created in the universe. Truly remarkable!

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