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Looks like NASA has...

Looks like NASA has found a relay torch. The refurbished Hubble Space Telescope won't get any more furbishing. It will poop out in a few years. Taking over, budgets and a well-behaved rocket permitting, will be the James Webb Space Telescope. If there's a baton to be metaphorically passed, a good one to choose is UDFj-39546284.

In Nature today, backed by a live internet news conference and press releases listed down there in Grist, a team led by California astronomers (one recently moved to Holland's Leiden Observatory) reports that a teeny, faint, fuzzy, and barely resolved speckette of scruff by that name, lifted from the sky noise in the famed Hubble Deep Field sector of distant...