Posts Tagged ‘Himiko’

Ancient blob named after Japanese queen by astronomer

Friday, March 19th, 2010

This pixellated photo, taken last week, shows an object or event existing 12.9 billion years ago when the universe was young and we hadn’t even begun to exist. It’s unimaginably far away. “Only three other objects have been seen that are from deeper in time and space… what’s most remarkable about this blob is its size, about as big as the disk-shaped Milky Way.

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