Freak “cosmic telescope” reveals most distant star ever observed
03Apr

Astronomers have been able to view the most distant individual star ever thanks to the cosmic ...

When it comes to viewing far-flung stars, astronomers are usually limited to studying them within groups – or galaxies – or as supernovae. But thanks to a rare cosmic alignment, astronomers have been able to view the most distant individual normal star ever observed. Located some 9 billion light years from Earth, the star was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope thanks to gravitational lensing amplifying the star’s feeble glow.

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