A flash from the early Universe
Presenter: Nial Tanvir
Published: November 2009
Age: 14-19 and upwards
Views: 1225 views
Source/institution: Nature Video
Light from a star that exploded 13 billion years ago has reached Earth, setting a new record for the most distant astronomical object yet observed. The characteristics of the explosion show that massive stars were already forming only 630 million years after the Big Bang.