A flash from the early Universe

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Presenter: Nial Tanvir

Published: November 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: star

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Nature Video


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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.