2015-Dec-15: VERITAS reports the detection of VHE gamma-rays from the distant (z=0.939) blazar PKS 1441+25. See the NASA press release here, this slick NASA/GSFC video, this UCSC link, and other press coverage here (CfA, Harvard), here (Washington University in St. Louis), and here (Barnard College).
2013-Apr-18: A new lower limit to the redshift of the PKS 1424+240 has been published (arXiv:1304.4859). PKS1424+240 was discovered in the VHE band by VERITAS and this new limit makes it the most distant VHE-detected blazar ever, with potential implications for the measurement of the gamma-ray opacity at VHE energies. See the UCSC press release here.
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