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SCIENCE Most distant horizon NEW YORK - Astronomers have reported a new record for the farthest object ever observed. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, three researchers from the State University at Stony Brook, New York, found a galaxy that probably has a red shift - a measurement of how far an object is receding. This means that light from the galaxy reaching Earth began its journey when the universe was just 5 percent of its current age, about 13 billion years. So the light originated less than 700 million years after the so-called "big bang" of the universe's birth. The finding is key because it highlights astronomers' increasing abilities to study the earliest objects in the universe.

TECHNOLOGY Is it a really fast ball? Cincinnati - Kids will soon have a new way to answer one of life's most pressing questions: How fast can they throw a baseball? Albert Dilz, a retired baseball coach, created a tiny radar that attaches to the back of a baseball glove and measures the velocity of an incoming ball. Dilz says he created the $80 Glove Radar not to encourage players to throw hard, but to inspire good technique.

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