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Fraser
2008-Sep-20, 02:40 PM
NASA's Swift satellite captured the most distant gamma-ray burst ever detected. The blast came from an exploding star 12.8 billion light-years away, near the edge of the visible universe. Swift saw the explosion on September 13 at 1:47 am EDT. But because light moves at finite speed, and looking farther into the universe [...]

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sohh_fly
2008-Sep-21, 05:53 AM
am i to understand that this nova happened in a place where there is no body in the vicinity of this burst, can it be safe to say that maybe this was a star that got flung out of a galaxy, and has been on its own ?

if not what possible explanations could there be ?

trinitree88
2008-Sep-21, 05:17 PM
NASA's Swift satellite captured the most distant gamma-ray burst ever detected. The blast came from an exploding star 12.8 billion light-years away, near the edge of the visible universe. Swift saw the explosion on September 13 at 1:47 am EDT. But because light moves at finite speed, and looking farther into the universe [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/09/20/gamma-ray-burst-from-the-edge-of-the-universe/)

Fraser. You were TOSeeked by Don Alexander in Astronomy on this. Somebody should merge the threads. Pete