Hubblecast 108 Light: Hubble finds most distant star

Astronomers have used Hubble to make an incredible discovery — they have observed the most distant star ever seen. The bright blue star existed only 4.4 billion years after the Big Bang. This incredible distant star allows astronomers to learn more about the formation and evolution of stars in the early Universe.


Directed by: Mathias Jäger
Visual design and editing: Nico Bartmann
Written by: Mathias Jäger
Images: ESA/Hubble,  NASA
Videos: ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser
Animations: NASA, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada
Music: John Stanford (
Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

About the Video

Release date:2 April 2018, 17:00
Related releases:heic1807
Related announcements:ann1803
Duration:01 m 11 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Star

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