CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami) – A new record image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been released.
On Wednesday, the agency shared an image of the most distant single star the telescope has ever detected.
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The astronomers who found it nicknamed it “Earendel”, which comes from the Old English word for “morning star” or “rising light”.
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It sparkles 28 billion light-years away.
Scientists estimate that it was created 900 million years after the big bang.
“Earendel existed so long ago that it may not have had all the same raw materials as the stars around us today,” explained astronomer Brian Welch, the paper’s lead author. . “Studying Earendel will be a window into an era of the universe we don’t know, but which led to all we know. It’s like we read a really interesting book, but we started with the second chapter, and now we’ll have a chance to see how it all started.
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