The oldest, most distant supernovae discovered to date
Published on July 9th, 2009 | by Admin0
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.