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News Release 189 of 959

October 7, 2010 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-31

Hubble Astronomers Uncover an Overheated Early Universe

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About the Object
Object Name: HE 2347-4342, QSO B2347-4342
Object Description: Distant Quasar
Position (J2000): R.A. 23h 50m 34s.23
Dec. -43° 25' 59".80
Constellation: Phoenix
Redshift: z = 2.9
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble spectroscopic data was from the HST proposal 11528: J. Green, C. Froning, and M. Shull (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Instrument: COS
Exposure Date(s): November 5-6, 2009
Exposure Time: 11 hours
Gratings: G130M (UV) and G140L (UV)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Shull (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Release Date: October 7, 2010