Hubble telescope captures record distant star
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - After more than 30 years of discoveries, the Hubble Apace Telescope is adding another to its record -- the farthest star ever observed.
Nicknamed “Earendel” by its discoverers, the star’s light took 12.9 billion years to reach Earth. The discovery smashes the previous record, a star discovered in 2018 by Hubble that took 9 billion years for its light to reach the telescope.
Cat Viglienzoni spoke with NASA’s Dan Coe about the discovery and its significance.
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