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Hubble Confirms Furthest Supernova

As reported by the European Space Agency (ESA), Hubble Space Technology scientists have set another milestone by confirming the discovery of the furthest supernova.  This one was thought to have exploded more than 10 billion years ago, whereas the previous record was 9 billion years ago.  The project, called the Ultra-Deep Survey, was conducted by an international team of scientists. It was enabled by the Wide Field Camera 3 containing Materion bandpass filters.  The effort represents a collaboration between Hubble and the ground- based European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope which also employs Materion filters.

Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 at Goddard Space Flight Center. (Photo: NASA)