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Astronomers have seen the furthest back in time ever, measuring light from a star that exploded 13 billion years ago, just after the dawn of the universe.
They traced a gamma-ray burst from a massive star that died just 630 million years after the Big Bang brought the Universe into being - when it was just five per cent of its present age.
To give some perspective, the light left these galaxies 8billion years before our own Sun and Earth had even formed.