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2018-02-02 03:53:58 PM  
FTA

"not even with the best telescope one can imagine in a science fiction scenario"

Bullshiat. If Star Trek can view objects going warp 8 and are hours from the bridge then Star Trek can view planets billions of years away. Those ships are moving waaaaay faster than the speed of light, so physically it should take the light reflecting from those ships more time to reach them then the ships themselves.
 
2018-02-02 04:06:21 PM  

cman: Those ships are moving waaaaay faster than the speed of light


Once you hit the speed of light, the universe shrinks to a point, so I guess you could theoretically see everything at once.
 
2018-02-02 05:16:34 PM  
 This galaxy is located 3.8 billion light years away,

Sounds like a long time ago to me.
 
2018-02-02 05:52:17 PM  
Guess they'll need to add another song to this medley:
Whole New Worlds: An Aladdin History of Exoplanets | A Capella Science, Trudbol, SamRobson, Gia Mora
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2018-02-02 05:59:02 PM  

big pig peaches: This galaxy is located 3.8 billion light years away,

Sounds like a long time ago to me.


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2018-02-02 06:16:19 PM  
"Extragalactic galaxies"

That is all.
 
2018-02-02 06:41:35 PM  

dj495ufj3: big pig peaches: This galaxy is located 3.8 billion light years away,

Sounds like a long time ago to me.

[pics.me.me image 500x769]


Is it just me, or does he look like Brett Favre??
 
2018-02-02 07:54:13 PM  
A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team

Their telescopes can look all the way back to the beginning of time, 6,000 years ago.
 
2018-02-02 07:58:53 PM  

Chemlight Battery: "Extragalactic galaxies"

That is all.


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2018-02-02 08:05:16 PM  

Chemlight Battery: "Extragalactic galaxies"

That is all.


I came here to say, thank goodness it wasn't one of those intragalactic galaxies.
 
2018-02-02 08:36:49 PM  
holy farking shiat
 
2018-02-02 08:55:54 PM  
 
2018-02-02 09:05:05 PM  
It is estimated that there are trillions of planets in the center elliptical galaxy in this image.

That's a lot of planets.
 
2018-02-02 09:31:15 PM  
Astrophysicists discover planets in extragalactic galaxies using microlensing

How did the planets figure out how to do that?
 
2018-02-03 01:08:19 AM  

Chemlight Battery: "Extragalactic galaxies"

That is all.


I like science and science articles, but I'm going to be a skeptic along with the creationists. Detecting things the size of the moon billions of light years away with light is just beyond my limit of credulity.

I'd like it if someone with the intellect of the xkcd guy or better could do some simple math to show how it is possible.
 
2018-02-03 02:58:41 AM  

dj495ufj3: big pig peaches: This galaxy is located 3.8 billion light years away,

Sounds like a long time ago to me.

[pics.me.me image 500x769]


He's a living example of evolution

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2018-02-03 04:56:12 AM  
That is a terrible headline and excusable because HOLY SHIAT THAT IS COOL!
 
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