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    The news for the past couple of days has been the new views available today of distant galaxies , and terms like distances of 750 Billion light years read off like it is nothing. I wonder how many try to think what a massive a distance that is ? as light travels at 186000 miles a second. Stars in our own solar system viewed by eye light years away one is viewing them as they were years ago and in theory may today may no longer exist unless I am viewing and interpreting the laws of science wrongly. ? JS
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    Indeed you are correct JS

    Its absolutely amazing to even try and think of those distances, its way beyond me and i guess many others too!

    But the making of all these very Powerful Telescopes etc is something we can be so thankful for, at least it does give us a small insight into Space and the ret out there! I can never get around the fact that there is as i have read NO END!!!!! Its too mind boggling!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    The news for the past couple of days has been the new views available today of distant galaxies , and terms like distances of 750 Billion light years read off like it is nothing. I wonder how many try to think what a massive a distance that is ? as light travels at 186000 miles a second. Stars in our own solar system viewed by eye light years away one is viewing them as they were years ago and in theory may today may no longer exist unless I am viewing and interpreting the laws of science wrongly. ? JS
    bet it would take a long time to send three shillings and ninepence from there .....nearly as long as coming from perf

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    That’s what I thought Cappy ... From Here To Eternity , and I’m no Burt Lancaster , how many postmen would you have to go through before it arrived ? Bought a bottle of brown ale years ago and drank your health. Cheers JS
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    Just saw on the News now, about that new Telescope , what a Monster and the Images are so clear, so many more Galaxies found and they are saying they can go even futher! Wow!!! Its absolutely incredible!!!!
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    Sometimes I wonder what we could see if we stood on the edge of the Universe and looked outwards and 'beyond'. The backs of our own heads, perhaps.
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    #6 That might be handy Harry , am getting worried about any bald patches on the back of the head . Cheers JS
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