Astronomers in the United States have photographed the most distant object ever detected by telescopes.
The image captured the aftermath of a massive burst of energy from a dying star 13 billion light-years away.
The explosion was first detected by NASA's Swift space satellite observatory which is designed to detect such gamma-ray bursts.
Scientists say the star's destruction probably resulted in a black hole.
Analysis of the light spectrum confirmed the blast had a redshift of 8.2. Redshift is a measure of the degree to which light has been "stretched" by the expansion of the Universe.
The BBC reports the figure 8.2 equates to a distance of 13.035 billion light-years.
The Swift satellite was launched in 2004.