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NASA locates most distant galaxy ever found

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

The most distant galaxy ever seen in the universe has been detected by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.

Light from the newly discovered galaxy, which astronomers have named MACS0647-JD, reached Earth after travelling across space for 13.3 billion years.

It provides a window on what the galaxy looked like just 420 million years after the big bang, when the universe was only three per cent of its current age.

http://www.telegraph...discovered.html

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Dang, Still Waters, I was just about ready to post that when I saw your's.

Anyway, that find truly is awesome.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

It's amazing how far back in time we can see. "Gravitational lensing", interesting concept.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Nice...


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

Great find. And they cant tell us there is no other life out there.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

Why is the Universe so big? That's a lot of space just for us humans! ;P


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

It will be interesting to note when and if they find a galaxy 14 or 15 billions light years away contradicting their present guestimate of 13.7 billions light years of the Universe's true age?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

WOW! Over 13 million light years away. Now that's a long walk. lol

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Of course, at 13 million light years away(from it's light reaching earth), it has had 13 million additional years to go even further.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Sorry, I meant billion, not million.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

View Postb0wn, on 18 November 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

Why is the Universe so big? That's a lot of space just for us humans! ;P
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

View Postcoolguy, on 18 November 2012 - 05:23 AM, said:

Great find. And they cant tell us there is no other life out there.
I don't think anyone is, the real question has it stopped by for a visit.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

I don't belive in the big bang theory, it cannot be tested, observed, or measured. And for someone to say it all happened 13.7 billion years ago is outrageous! "An explosion in a printing shop could not produce the dictionary".  It takes majesty and a divine hand. It was not by accident, nor by a ridiculous explosion haha. If that was the case, what happened before the big bang?


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

View Posttritchey24, on 19 November 2012 - 04:19 PM, said:

I don't belive in the big bang theory, it cannot be tested, observed, or measured. And for someone to say it all happened 13.7 billion years ago is outrageous! "An explosion in a printing shop could not produce the dictionary".  It takes majesty and a divine hand. It was not by accident, nor by a ridiculous explosion haha. If that was the case, what happened before the big bang?
Singularity happened before the Big Bang, and many respected scientists agree with the concept of a singularity.

Secondly, the universe did not originate from a grand EXPLOSION in the way that you are thinking about it -- it was merely a rapid expansion of everything, which generated a lot of energy, consequentially resulting in the formation of the first three elements; Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium.

Thirdly, it most certainly can be observed. As a light source travels away from an object, its hue changes to red (over large distances). This is known as the doppler effect. We use the doppler effect to reinforce the notion that the universe is still expanding as a result of this "explosion". When I say explosion, think about it in terms of the cambrian explosion.

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The Cambrian explosion or Cambrian radiation was the relatively rapid appearance, around 530 million years ago, of most major animal phyla, as demonstrated in the fossil record,
Source: http://en.wikipedia....brian_explosion

Fourthly, just because something appears to be intelligently created, that does not necessitate intelligent design. I can point out a number of mistakes that this creator has made in its creation of the universe.

I suggest doing some research before you make these fantastical and illogical claims.

Edited by Alienated Being, 19 November 2012 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

The Big Bang theory ignores the First law of Thermodynamics, which says "matter cannot be created or destroyed". Those who believe in the Big Bang theory are also either unaware of, or ignore the "Second Law of Thermodynamics" which says "Everything tends towards disorder". So rather than the chaos (big bang) becoming ordered (our universe), just the opposite would be true.. And it is. Our complex universe is wearing down, and becoming more chaotic...





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