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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 Record

Gamma-Ray Burst took 12,700 million years to touch our earth

Gamma Ray Burst Most Distant Yet

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