Hubble space telescope spots the farthest known star

Researchers using Hubble space telescope data have spotted Icarus (aka MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1), a blue supergiant whose light was emitted when it was 9 billion light years away from Earth — over 100 times farther than the previous record-setter.

Source: Hubble space telescope spots the farthest known star

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