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Adam Riess

Hubble spots distant supernova from early universe

Hubble spots distant supernova from early universe

Description: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a supernova that exploded more than 10 billion years ago, the most distant of its kind ever spotted. It was 4 percent farther away and 350 million years older than the previous record-holder, a supernova found three months ago by a team at the U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. Researchers: David O. Jones of the Johns Hopkins University was the lead author on a paper detailing the discovery. He was joined by colleague Steve Rodney. Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute and Hopkins is leading the Hubble exploration of supernovae. Stage of...