This project must be done by individuals.
Your job in this assignment is to make a graph showing the highest known redshift as a function of time.
The starting date should be 1930, and the ending date should be this year. You must find at least 10 announcements of "the highest known redshift" over this time period, More than 10 measurements may gain you extra extra credit.
Create a list or table showing four items for each measurement:
The "search method" should explain the method used to find the object and identify it as a possible high-redshift source, not the method used to measure its redshift (since that will nearly always be "take a spectrum with a honkin' big telescope"). Provide enough information that I don't need to read the original papers to figure it out.
What do you think will be the method used to discover/identify the highest-redshift object found between 2010 and 2015? Between 2015 and 2020? Between 2020 and 2030? Justify your answers.
All your values must be shown in a single graph; you may submit additional graphs if you wish.
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