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NASA's Swift Catches Farthest-Ever Gamma-Ray BurstAt 12.8 billion years old this sounds dangerously close to the current posited best guess for the age of the universe (13.73 +/- 0.12 billion years). Nothing to say that we can't have GRBs of that age, and that we can't happen to see them, or that the rather low error band isn't correct, but ... .
From: NASA News Services
NASA's Swift Catches Farthest-Ever Gamma-Ray Burst
Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:00:00 -0500
NASA's Swift satellite has found the most distant gamma-ray burst ever detected. The blast, designated GRB 080913, arose from an exploding star 12.8 billion light-years away.
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