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NASA locates most distant galaxy ever found


Posted on Saturday, 17 November, 2012 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a galaxy that is 13.3 billion light years away.

The discovery ( designated MACSO647-JD ) is believed to be the oldest object ever observed and dates back to within 420 million years of the beginning of the universe. Astronomers were able to use the gravity from a cluster of galaxies situated between MACSO647-JD and the Earth to magnify the image in a way that emulates a giant zoom lens.

"This object may be one of the many building blocks of a galaxy," said Dr Dan Coe. "Over the next 13 billion years, it may have dozens, hundreds or even thousands of merging events with other galaxies and galaxy fragments."

"Light from the tiny embryonic galaxy began its journey to Earth 420 million years after the Big Bang that created the universe."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by Mag357 on 18 November, 2012, 15:49
WOW! Over 13 million light years away. Now that's a long walk. lol
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin on 18 November, 2012, 20:59
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.
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin on 18 November, 2012, 22:17
Sorry, I meant billion, not million.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Zeta Reticulum on 18 November, 2012, 23:21
Why is the Universe so big? That's a lot of space just for us humans! ;P Distance in the universe = God's quarantine
Comment icon #11 Posted by ShadowSot on 18 November, 2012, 23:50
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.
Comment icon #12 Posted by tritchey24 on 19 November, 2012, 16:19
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?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Alienated Being on 19 November, 2012, 19:02
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 ... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by tritchey24 on 19 November, 2012, 19:29
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...
Comment icon #15 Posted by tritchey24 on 19 November, 2012, 19:41
American physicist Robert V. Gentry's research shows that rocks known as Precambrian granites were created almost instantly as a part of the creation (as recorded in Genesis 1:1) and "are not the product of the evolution of the earth." He says "the Big Bang version of primordial polonium is without any scientific basis." The way I see it is there are only 2 choices. Either someone created the earth, or the earth created itself. If you think the earth created itself, hey more power to you. But I am right dude, IT CANNOT BE TESTED OR OBSERVED! End of story! Its a ridiculous theory! Some scientsi... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Pyridium on 19 November, 2012, 20:36
Wow, where to begin. I will do some research on the furthest light that we can actually see. If we can see the light from 20 billion light years away, that would be the light that already existed coming from another universe (cluster of matter). I believe there are trillions of universes seperated by trillions of light years between each. 99.999% of the light we see today is from our universe and the light can be traced to an original source. This is the point where 2 objects collided, releasing primordial bits of matter which ended up as 99.9% hydrogen and .1% Helium(3). All other atoms were ... [More]


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