Earendel: The most distant individual star ever seen may actually be two stars


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NASA, ESA, CSA, Dan Coe, Brian Welch, Zolt G. Levay

The most distant individual star ever seen, called Earendel, may not be a single individual star after all. Instead, it seems to be a pair – one extraordinarily bright, hot star and another cooler one that we can’t see directly.

The Hubble Space Telescope first spotted Earendel in 2022 using a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. A massive galaxy cluster lies just between Earth and Earendel, and its gravity warps and magnifies the light of the star, making it bright …

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