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Monday, November 02, 2009
Farthest Object Ever Observed
At some 13 BILLION LIGHT-YEARS from Earth, this gamma ray burst is now the most distant object ever observed. At roughly 600 million years after the Big Bang, we are seeing the remnant of one of the first generation stars that formed after the universe was created. Gamma ray bursts are among the most energetic events known to scientists. Truly remarkable!