Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Astronomers find oldest known galaxy

Since NASA launched the Hubble telescope into space in 1990, it has brought us countless breathtaking images of our universe that would have been impossible before.  We can now peer billions of years into space...and time any time we wish. Soon I will do an entire story on our big eye in the sky but I wanted to mention it's latest big discovery.  Hubble has now gazed at a galaxy 13.2 billion light years from Earth. In effect what these means is that we are looking 13 billion yeas into the past. This galaxy is believed to have existed just 480 million years after the "big bang".  Will the day come when we will actually be able to look so far into space that we will see the beginning of our universe? Stay tuned......

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