Wednesday, May 25, 2011

GRB 090429B Candidate for the most distant object in the universe...



 A gamma-ray burst detected by NASA's Swift satellite in April 2009 has been newly unveiled as a candidate for the most distant object in the universe. At an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years, the burst lies far beyond any known quasar and could be more distant than any previously known galaxy or gamma-ray burst.  Known as GRB 090429B for the 29 April 2009 date when it was discovered...


The gigantic burst of  erupted from an  when the universe was less than 4% of its present age, just 520 million years old, and less than 10% of its present size.

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