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Cosmic Explosions Show the Way to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe

May 25, 2011 | 4:28 pm

Cosmic Explosions Show the Way to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe

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Put on your Spock ears, star gazers. An explosion in what may be one of the oldest galaxies in the universe is making headlines today. Back in 2009, NASA’s Swift Satellite captured a gamma-ray burst an estimated 13.14 billion light years away. That’s much farther than any previously known galaxy, quasar, or other celestial object. […]

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