Light from star explosion 12 bn years ago detected

In what could provide new insight into the structure of the early universe, light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago - shortly after the Big Bang - was recently seen reaching earth.

Light from 12-billion-year old star`s explosion detected

Researchers have detected the light from a star that exploded more than 12 billion years ago.

Mega-star explosion most distant object ever seen

It took 13 billion years to reach Earth, but astronomers have seen the light of an exploding mega-star that is the most distant object ever detected, two studies published Thursday reported.