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2004-Sep-04, 04:26 PM
SUMMARY: A team of astronomers from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena presented images today of a rare Hyper Extremely Red Object (Hero). This dim object, located near a galaxy 10 billion light years away is traveling away from us at almost the speed of light. In fact, it's so far, and moving so fast, it has gone way past being red-shifted - it's only visible in infrared light.

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2004-Sep-05, 12:35 AM
Whoa, awesome! We'd crash into it if we didn't know it was there! :P :o :unsure: B)

2004-Sep-05, 01:39 AM
I'd think we would need to catch up with it to crash into it...

But what exactly is this object?