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Astrophysicists Discover Most Distant Galaxy Known Is Not As Far Away As Once Believed

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November 30, 2000
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicists Wil Van Breugel and Wim De Vries, with colleagues from several universities and observatories, have stripped a galaxy near the Big Dipper, commonly known as STIS 123627+621755, of its title as the "Most Distant Object Known" by showing that the initial distance estimate was incorrect.

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicists Wil Van Breugel and Wim De Vries, with colleagues from several universities and observatories, have stripped a galaxy near the Big Dipper, commonly known as STIS 123627+621755, of its title as the "Most Distant Object Known" by showing that the initial distance estimate was incorrect.


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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "Astrophysicists Discover Most Distant Galaxy Known Is Not As Far Away As Once Believed." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 November 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001130073942.htm>.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (2000, November 30). Astrophysicists Discover Most Distant Galaxy Known Is Not As Far Away As Once Believed. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001130073942.htm
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "Astrophysicists Discover Most Distant Galaxy Known Is Not As Far Away As Once Believed." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001130073942.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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