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What is the name of the star that is farthest away from Earth and what is the distance?



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I do not know about the star but the farthest known object is believed to be at a distance of about 10 billion light years. It is a quasar, or more appropriately a quasi stellar source. I do not think it has any common name.

Jasjeet S Bagla


As far as we can tell, there are stars BEYOND the edge of the universe that we can currently see, which will become visible in the future. (because light takes so long to get from them to us). Therefore, if there IS a "farthest star", nobody can possibly know about it yet. But since there are 10^20 or more stars within the visible universe, picking out which one is farthest even of the ones we can now see would be pretty close to impossi- ble.

A Smith


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