A global team has collaborated to look far beyond this tiny planet, observing the furthest away object of any kind, ever. It’s called GRB 090423, which is a bit of a mouthful, so it’s easier to say “That thing that’s two point five septillion meters away.”
That’s a ridiculous distance. That is literally almost as far as something can actually be and still be seen, with the light traveling for most of the universe’s life just to get to us. The number-crunchers may spot that the distance is actually further than that: at two hundred and sixty billion light years, the current estimated distance is twenty times further than light could travel since the beginning of time. That’s because it’s so far away the universe has expanded since it happened. It is literally so far away that reality has changed in the meantime.