The oldest, most distant supernovae discovered to date

Published on July 9th, 2009 | by Admin

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Astronomers have revealed images of the oldest and most distant supernovae to be discovered to thus far.

The furthest two supernovae the team found occurred about 11 billion years ago.

Mark Sullivan, an astronomer from the University of Oxford in the UK, was one of the authors of the study. He explained that these stars exploded about 2.5 billion years after the Big Bang.

“As a point of reference, the universe is currently about 13.5 billion years old,” said Dr Sullivan.

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