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GRB 050904 is the most distant gamma ray burst observed as of 2005. The GRB has a redshift of z=6.29, making it the second most distant object ever observed. It is located in Pisces. It was discovered on September 4, 2005. Optical afterglow of gamma ray burst GRB-990123 (the bright dot within the white square and in the enlarged cutout) on 23 January 1999. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pisces ( , Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ...
The GRB is 13 billion light years away (where the universe was only 500 million years old), second only to a quasar at redshift 6.4 . The burst lasted 200 seconds, longer than the typical 10 seconds.
MOST DISTANT EXPLOSION DETECTED, SMASHES PREVIOUS RECORD (SWIFT @ Goddard, NASA)
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