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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