Swedes help in discovery of farthest star ever seen in the universe

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  • Researchers, including two from Sweden's Uppsala University, have observed light from the farthest star in the universe ever seen to date thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • The light took nearly 13 billion years to reach Earth after the star was formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang.

  • "To be a part of it is a great thing," said Anton Vikaeus, a PhD student at Uppsala who was involved in the research, published in the science journal Nature.