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2005-03-02 08:55:00

ESO-VLT and ESA XMM-Newton together discover earliest massive cluster of galaxies known ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- An international team of astronomers using the world's largest X-ray and optical telescopes have spotted the most distant massive object ever detected, a cluster of galaxies 9 billion light years distant from Earth. The cluster of galaxies is so far away that the light detected by the team is much older than the Earth itself. The galaxy cluster, if it is even still there, would be at...