View Full Version : GRB Smashes Record for Most Distant Known Object

2009-Apr-28, 01:50 PM
A really, really long time ago in a galaxy far away, a massive star exploded. On April 23, 2009, the Swift satellite detected that explosion. This spectacular gamma ray burst was seen 13 billion light years away, with a redshift of 8.2, the highest ever measured. As we hinted yesterday, this [...]

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2009-Apr-28, 02:21 PM
As the story noted, we've seen lots of distant GRBs that we haven't measured the redshift on. Now that we're looking deeper, expect to see more rivals to this one's distance record in the near future.