The Farthest Object of the Universe

With the help NASA’s Swift satellite astronomers was observed the object, which can be potentially the farthest object yet detected in space.Known as GRB 090429B, the gamma-ray burst is an exploded star.Scientists think that this gamma-ray burst was place it at around 13.14 billion light-years away. So it mean that the burst occurred when the universe was only 520 million years old, less than 4 percent its present age. The universe is now about 13.7 billion years old.It happened when a star died in a supernova explosion and released a powerful jet of high-energy gamma-ray radiation. The blast shined for a mere 10 seconds but packed as much light as several thousand galaxies.

source:www.space.com