REACHing Out: This Just In: New Record Broken! Hubble Space Telescope Spots Farthest Individual Star Ever Seen
REACHing Out are bi-weekly mini-episodes where we answer YOUR Questions. This week we're addressing numerous questions that have come in about the purpose of space telescopes by sharing a recent discovery. One for the record books! NASA just announced an exciting new finding from the Hubble Space Telescope – the farthest star ever seen in the universe. Nicknamed “Earendel” by its discoverers, this star's light took a whopping 12.9 billion years to reach us. Here to answer our questions is Dr. Michelle L Thaller, Assistant Director of Science at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien
Written by: Nate DuFort with Sandy Marshall, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden.
Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall
Edited by: Nate DuFort
Music composed by: Jesse Case
Logo by: Steven Lyons
Special thanks to Dr. Michelle L Thaller, Assistant Director of Science at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Additional thanks to the team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center:
Michelle Handleman (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Katrina Jackson (ADVOCATES IN MANPOWER MANAGEMENT, INC): Lead Producer
Christina Brooke Mitchell (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
Jessica Sansarran (NASA): Lead Producer