Hubble has spotted an object which, if the calculations hold up, may be 13.3 billion light years away. Yup. You read that right. That’s so far away and so damn old that the universe was only 420 million years old. Wow.
Take that God!
Fixed a typo.
Crap, had to fix another one. Shame on me.
[ Edited: 16 November 2012 07:30 PM by Dead Monky ]
Scientifically he is on the verge of making a major astronomical discovery. When he discovers heaven (located beyond the Big Bang in negative space), he is killed by a freak meteoroid, sent from heaven by Angel.
The object in question—called MACS0647-JD—is the red blob in the inset. If the calculations hold out, that gloppy looking thing may be at the mind-crushing distance of almost 13.3 billion light years. The light we see from it started on its way when the universe itself was only 420 million years old.
I was gonna try to come up with some wise ass remark of my own, but reading that article sobered me up. Pretty interesting stuff.
what the hubble telescope imaged at 13.3 billion light years does not exist anymore. Its an illusion. We dont know what is in that region NOW. In 13.3 billion years we will know what that region looks like now. But we wont be around in 13.3 billion years. So the question remains what, if anything, exist there now. Or really what exactly are we seeing when we look at that image. Any ideas?
What we see is what was there 13.3 billion years ago. It is not an illusion, it is our reality. What is in that region now is irrelevant to our reality because it can have no effect upon us. If it cannot move a meter it does not matter.