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Wednesday, September 21, 2005
gamma ray afterglow reaches earth
Star Death Beacon at the Edge of the Universe
An Italian team of astronomers has observed the afterglow of a Gamma-Ray Burst that is the farthest known ever. With a measured redshift of 6.3, the light from this very remote astronomical source has taken 12,700 million years to reach us. It is thus seen when the Universe was less than 900 million years old, or less than 7 percent its present age.
More reports here:Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes a RecordGamma-Ray Burst took 12,700 million years to touch our earthGamma Ray Burst Most Distant Yet
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