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*** Grad student finds oldest quasar PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - A quasar that appears in telescopes as a red speck of dust in the constellation Sextans may be the oldest, most distant object ever glimpsed by humans. The discovery by a Princeton University graduate student and three other scientists gives a better idea of what the universe was like in its infancy. ‘Redshift 5.8 Quasar’ is 12 billion light years from Earth. The generally accepted age of the universe is 13 billion years, so that means the light left the quasar when the universe was just a billion years old.

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