The Icarus star!


Icarus, is a galaxy lensed super giant star, that is the farthest individual star ever seen by man. It is only visible because it is being magnified by the gravity of a massive galaxy cluster. It’s located about 14 billion light-years from Earth. The image here has been inverted, as is the case with the author of this blog.

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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