"The Pale Red Dot" - 13.14 Billion Light Years From Earth - Discussion and Photo

A gamma-ray burst known as GRB 090429B detected by NASA's Swift satellite was found to be a candidate for the most distant object in the Universe at an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years, far beyond any known quasar and could be more distant than any previously known galaxy or gamma-ray burst. The gigantic burst of gamma rays erupted from an exploding star when the Universe was less than 4% of its present age, just 520 million years old, and less than 10% of its present size.

"The galaxy hosting the progenitor star of GRB 090429B was truly one of the first galaxies in the Universe," said Derek Fox, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State and a co-author of the paper. "Beyond the possible cosmic distance record, GRB 090429B illustrates how gamma-ray bursts can be used to reveal the locations of massive stars in the early Universe and to track the processes of early galaxy and star formation that eventually led to the galaxy-rich cosmos we see around us today."

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