Scientists Discover Most Distant Object Ever Observed

April 13, 2000 4:22 p.m.

A team of scientists that includes Princeton astrophysics graduate student Xiaohui Fan has broken the record for the most distant object ever observed in the universe.

Working with data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the scientists discovered a quasar that registers higher on scale known as redshift than any other object ever observed.

Please see full University news release , or, for images and a more detailed release, go to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey website.