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Southern Methodist University

A Look Back 12 Billion Years Ago

Caption: Light from the explosion 12 billion years ago of a massive star at the end of its life reached Earth recently. An image of its peak afterglow, circled with blue and yellow, was captured by Southern Methodist University's ROTSE-IIIb telescope at McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, Texas. A bright star sits alongside the afterglow from GRB 140419A.

Credit: ROTSE-IIIb, SMU

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