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Using a cosmic magnifying glass, astronomers have uncovered the best contender yet for the most distant known galaxy – an object from which light began travelling towards us 13.2 billion years ago. The find adds a precious piece to the largely unsolved puzzle of what the universe looked like just a few hundred million years after the big bang.

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Robert Zwilling What makes me wonder is what was there that long ago probably is long gone and maybe nothing is there at all now, or maybe something else now takes up that space.


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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments Robert wrote: "What makes me wonder is what was there that long ago probably is long gone and maybe nothing is there at all now, or maybe something else now takes up that space."

that's the kind of thinking that makes me dizzy


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