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Offline tony6789

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« on: 12/05/2006 14:23:45 »
What is the farhtest science has seen in the universe? Like in telescopes or satellites or anything.

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Re: FAR OUT!
« Reply #1 on: 12/05/2006 14:53:00 »
Check it out..



This shows oodles of galaxies about one billion years after the universe was born...so..that's about 12-14 billion years (light years) ago...

I would do the math to calculate the miles but I have a reputation for getting my billions and trillions mixed up !!!

Here's the link http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/1996/01/image/a

However, this was taken in 1996, it's possible that further items have been discovered via radio telescopes and stuff like that....

I am sure the answers will be forthcoming....

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« Reply #2 on: 12/05/2006 15:03:33 »

good stuff Neil
 



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« Reply #3 on: 16/05/2006 13:34:04 »


There is now one even deeper than this  the ultra deep field

http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2004/07/images/a/formats/web_print.jpg

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« Reply #4 on: 16/05/2006 13:51:37 »
Isn't the cosmic microwave background the farthest/oldest radiation that can be detected* ?,
 as it originates from the "big bang".

[* You can "see" this radiation as snow on your (analogue) TV when it is not tuned to a station ].

http://www.astro.ubc.ca/people/scott/faq_basic.html
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« Reply #5 on: 16/05/2006 14:31:56 »
wow but what is the "about" distance?

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« Reply #6 on: 16/05/2006 14:40:01 »
quote:
Originally posted by tony6789

wow but what is the "about" distance?

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http://www.kidsastronomy.com/space_size.htm
[click on the green arrow to zoom "far out]
« Last Edit: 16/05/2006 14:58:13 by ROBERT »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 16/05/2006 15:32:49 »
There is another animation somewhere (damn !..I wish I bookmarked it) where you go on a journey from a leaf on a tree to the outermost edges of the Universe but also contrastingly into the leaf where the journey continues right down to sub atomic level.....anyone  seen that one ?

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Re: FAR OUT!
« Reply #8 on: 16/05/2006 16:41:24 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

you go on a journey from a leaf on a tree to the outermost edges of the Universe

I have the book 'From Quark to Quasar' by Peter Cadogan which does the same thing with pictures -- to the power of 10, as in Robert's post. Excellent book.

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