Hubble Telescope Captures Most Distant Star Situated 28 Billion Light-Years Away

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Hubble Telescope Captures Most Distant Star Situated 28 Billion
Light-Years Away
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(Hey, suppose this is where "Mother Thing" came from?)

Bharat Sharma
Updated on Mar 31, 2022, 15:52 IST
Highlights
Hubble just achieved a mind blowing feat after capturing the most
distant star ever
The Hubble Space Telescope got a glimpse at a star situated 28 billion
light-years away.
Astronomers say that marks the farthest detection of any star in the
history of humankind
Hubble just achieved a mind blowing feat after capturing the most
distant star ever. The Hubble Space Telescope got a glimpse at a star
situated 28 billion light-years away.

Astronomers say that marks the farthest detection of any star in the
history of humankind. What Hubble saw is effectively a star from 900
million years after the big bang. It could be about 50 to 500 times
bigger than our Sun and even million times brighter.

distant star
NASA/ESA

Unlocking the secrets of universe's birth
The star has been nicknamed "Earendel" - based on an Old English word
that means "morning star" or "rising light." A study highlighting the
findings was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

With this, Hubble has effectively broken its own record from 2018 when
it saw a star that existed when the universe was four billion years old.

distant star
NASA/ESA

Earendel is situated so far away from Earth that its starlight has taken
12.9 billion years to reach us and scientists believe this discovery
could help astronomers probe the earliest period of our universe.

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"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," said study coauthor Victoria
Strait, a postdoctoral researcher at the Cosmic Dawn Center in
Copenhagen, in a statement.

When Earendel was emitting the light that just reached us, the universe
was less than a billion years old - about "6% of its current age."

The Milky Way galaxy from Earth at night
Milky Way from Earth / Unsplash

At that time it emitted the light, Earendel was 4 billion light years
away from the earliest version of Milky Way. The universe has expanded
so much that Earendel is now 28 billion light years away.

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Space Travel To Earth

Did you know that stars so far away take so long to be detected on
Earth? Let us know what you think in the comments below. For more in the
world of technology and science, keep reading Indiatimes.com.

References

Welch, B. (2022, March 30). A highly magnified star at redshift 6.2.
Nature.

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https://bgr.com/science/hubble-telescope-captures-dazzling-image-of-the-farthest-star-ever-discovered/

R Kym Horsell

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In alt.astronomy a425couple <a425c...@hotmail.com> wrote:
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> Hubble Telescope Captures Most Distant Star Situated 28 Billion
> Light-Years Away
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UNPOSSIBUL! Da youinbers is only 14 billin yeers ol! Dat wood break da
speed limit!!


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Daniel65

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Mar 31, 2022, 10:07:02 PMMar 31
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R Kym Horsell wrote on 1/4/22 7:17 am:
> In alt.astronomy a425couple <a425c...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> from
>> https://www.indiatimes.com/technology/science-and-future/hubble-telescope-captures-most-distant-star-situated-28-billion-light-years-away-565774.html
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>> Hubble Telescope Captures Most Distant Star Situated 28 Billion
>> Light-Years Away
>> 2 min read
> ....
>
>
> UNPOSSIBUL! Da youinbers is only 14 billin yeers ol! Dat wood break da
> speed limit!!

Yeap, that's the point I took out of the article as well .... that the
light from a star 29 Billion Light Yeas away took only 14 Billion years
to get here, so that light must have been travelling at twice the speed
of light!!

Now where's the guy that claims nothing can go faster than the speed of
light?? ;-)
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Daniel

Michael F. Stemper

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On 31/03/2022 21.06, Daniel65 wrote:
> R Kym Horsell wrote on 1/4/22 7:17 am:
>> In alt.astronomy a425couple <a425c...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> from
>>> https://www.indiatimes.com/technology/science-and-future/hubble-telescope-captures-most-distant-star-situated-28-billion-light-years-away-565774.html
>>>
>>> Hubble Telescope Captures Most Distant Star Situated 28 Billion
>>> Light-Years Away
>>> 2 min read
>> ....
>>
>>
>> UNPOSSIBUL! Da youinbers is only 14 billin yeers ol! Dat wood break da
>> speed limit!!
>
> Yeap, that's the point I took out of the article as well .... that the light from a star 29 Billion Light Yeas away took only 14 Billion years to get here, so that light must have been travelling at twice the speed of light!!

The reason that it seems that way is that the universe has been
expanding. As it expanded, the distance between us and that star
increased.

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R Kym Horsell

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Apr 1, 2022, 4:34:41 PMApr 1
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Sew da unibers is espanding att avrij speed of c fer da las 14 billin yeers!

Oh, shit! My beer is now half a millin miles from my hand! Heeeeeeelppp!!

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inflation, is a theory of exponential expansion of space in the early
universe. The inflationary epoch lasted from 10-36 seconds after the
conjectured Big Bang singularity to some time between 10-33 and 10-32
seconds after the singularity.
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Roger Christenson

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Apr 1, 2022, 6:32:27 PMApr 1
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So this star has been traveling away from us at the speed of light and we've been traveling away from it at the speed of light so by the additive property of stuff like Euclid and Newton, it's twice as far away as if just one of us was going the speed of light.

Daniel65

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Apr 2, 2022, 4:41:50 AMApr 2
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Michael F. Stemper wrote on 2/4/22 7:01 am:
Yeap, that'd work .... if we were at one end of the Universe and this
most distant star were at the other end of the Universe, .... and we had
both been streaming away from The Big Bang event in exactly opposite
directions for those 14 Billion Years.

But, then, that would mean we were on the extreme edge of the Universe
so half our sky should be empty or at least some what empty.

But I can't see that when I look up at night! Or with any of my three
telescopes!!
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Daniel

a425couple

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Apr 4, 2022, 12:06:44 PMApr 4
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Yeah.
The number 28 did strike me as strange.
If it had been 24, 25, or 26, it would have been
more easily understood.

If the Big Bang took place 13.8 Billion years ago,
and that star Reginald went That-A-Way, and
we went This-A-Way at near the speed of light,
then, OK.

Daniel65

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Apr 5, 2022, 8:40:47 AMApr 5
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a425couple wrote on 5/4/22 2:06 am:
And, remember that at and soon after The Big Bang, the Speed of Light
was a damned sight faster than it is now, so that might give a bit more
wriggle-room!!
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Daniel
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