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Astronomers Detect the Most Distant and Ancient Star Ever Observed

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Astronomers Detect the Most Distant and Ancient Star Ever Observed

Astronomers Detect the Most Distant and Ancient Star Ever Observed

Astronomers Detect , the Most Distant and Ancient , Star Ever Observed.

CNN reports that the Hubble Space Telescope , has captured images of the most distant , single star ever observed.

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The glimmering star is a staggering 28 billion light-years away.

, It could be 50 to 500 times larger than our sun , and potentially millions of times brighter.

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According to astronomers, , it is the farthest detection of a star to date, , from 900 million years following the big bang.

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According to astronomers, , it is the farthest detection of a star to date, , from 900 million years following the big bang.

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The star has been nicknamed Earendel, , a word derived from Old English, meaning , "morning star" or "rising light.".

The light of Earendel, has taken 12.9 billion years , to reach Earth.

As we peer into the cosmos, we also look back in time, so these extreme high-resolution observations allow us to understand the building blocks of some of the very first galaxies, Victoria Strait, study co-author and postdoctoral researcher at the Cosmic Dawn Center in Copenhagen, via CNN.

When the light that we see from Earendel was emitted, the Universe was less than a billion years old; only 6% of its current age, Victoria Strait, study co-author and postdoctoral researcher at the Cosmic Dawn Center in Copenhagen, via CNN.

Now, CNN reports that scientists will use the new , James Webb Space Telescope to observe Earendel , and learn more about the ancient star.

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Now, CNN reports that scientists will use the new , James Webb Space Telescope to observe Earendel , and learn more about the ancient star.

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Earendel existed so long ago that it may not have had all the same raw materials as the stars around us today.

, Brian Welch, lead author and astronomer at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, via CNN.

Studying Earendel will be a window into an era of the universe that we are unfamiliar with, but that led to everything we do know, Brian Welch, lead author and astronomer at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, via CNN


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