Hubble May Have Spotted Most Distant Object Yet
Posted: 16 November 2012 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]
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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!

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Fixed a typo.
Crap, had to fix another one.  Shame on me.

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Posted: 16 November 2012 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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But, but , but…

Teh universe is only 6,000 light years old!

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Posted: 16 November 2012 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Now according to bishop Ussher it’s only 6,000 YEARS old because it revolves around the Earth.. We’re gettin’ closer big G. Oh, I forgot, he’s outside of the universe. Never mind.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 02:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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DarronS - 16 November 2012 07:22 PM

But, but , but…

Teh universe is only 6,000 light years old!

Perhaps that older object was a glimpse of heaven where god dwells…..obviously it must have existed before our 6000 (light) year old universe was created!

A worthy creationist argument….. cheese

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Posted: 17 November 2012 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Write4U - 17 November 2012 02:10 AM

Perhaps that older object was a glimpse of heaven where god dwells…..obviously it must have existed before our 6000 (light) year old universe was created!

Sounds like ‘the discovery of heaven’.

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.

Let’s see what happens with th’m astronomers…

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Posted: 17 November 2012 06:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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BTW, I love the subheads Phil Plait used in the article, and finding something so old is way cool.

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Posted: 18 November 2012 02:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yes, it’s astounding that we are able to see that far back in time.  Just ran across this excellent interactive presentation. It really offers a feel of universal distances.

http://www.numbersleuth.org/universe/

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Posted: 18 November 2012 03:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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13.3 billion years… hmm… I wonder if they could be able to view Larry King’s early years.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Write4U - 18 November 2012 02:49 AM

Yes, it’s astounding that we are able to see that far back in time.  Just ran across this excellent interactive presentation. It really offers a feel of universal distances.

http://www.numbersleuth.org/universe/

Great applet. But I think it has an error: the text says that VY Canis Majoris is as big as the orbit of Jupiter. But the star is pictured smaller than Jupiter’s orbit.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 08:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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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.

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Posted: 20 December 2012 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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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?

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Posted: 20 December 2012 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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What we see is what ws 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.

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Posted: 20 December 2012 03:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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thank you that clarifies it

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