Light coming from the Ultra Deep Field is how far away?

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  1. Sprinkler Man profile image59
    Sprinkler Manposted 9 years ago

    And how long did it take to get here? Could it have been there all along and then the earth formed? Billions of years ago?

    Does this make your feel tiny and insignificant considering how large and vast the universe is? … _field.jpg

    This picture was taken from one small part of a larger picture and then blown up hundreds of times, this is from the darkest part of the main picture.

    Isn't that an awful waste of space? Since we cannot be out there exploring different galaxies.


    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Mother Earth
      A tiny insect on her I am,
      Feeding me with her assorted jam.

      I feel so tiny on this planet forget the universe. smile

      Everything is alive ,this universe is alive and its not a waste of space  smile

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      Writer Riderposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's only a matter of time till we do. After all, we went from light bulb to internet in little over a century.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    That picture is a number of years old. It was said at the time to be the furthest out in the universe ever seen. Something like 13 billion years and the usual ten minutes before the big bang. Only trouble is looks like fully formed galaxies to me.

  3. Sprinkler Man profile image59
    Sprinkler Manposted 9 years ago

    As humans we can only think in terms of beginning and end. Isn't that weird that we cannot just think "is" or "forever" We have to put a time on everything. I wonder why? Maybe because we do not live in the vessel we are in for very long, compared to how old the universe "is"

    There is no beginning or end with the universe. It just IS.

    This big bang theory is just that a theory. It helps modern man cope with the fact that there had to have been a beginning. An explosion, an explosion of what and from what source did it explode? An explosion to me is something that is not controlled. Doesn't it seem like everything is where it should be?

    Any thoughts?

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What makes my heart skip a beat when it comes to space is that it really is possible that "nothing" can "not" exist...however that works out! smile 

      That picture that you have up is just one ultra deep field of so many.  Did you know that the farthest known point in the Universe which "seems" void of anything at all is actually the North Star?  And that the start that most people refer to as the North Star is actually called Syrius?

      Whether or not the explosion of the Big Bang was controlled or not, to be controlled would mean that there were other "things" floating around out there that would have guided the debris or elements to their destinations, which you would have to question what there could be when it really does seem as though it shot out in every direction unless that is if our universe is some weird plain compressed in an even bigger and "more infinate" Universe or we are just sitting in yet another black hole.

      Ehh, there are so many possibilities that we couldn't even get our minds around that either.  Fun stuff though. 

      Something that boggled my mind the other day though. 

      Constellations. It was always my understanding that all the stars were fixed and that we move; I think most people think this, but...

      The other night I was looking at an red giant outside on my patio.  I noted it position which was just ahead of Orion's bow and near the northern tip of the little dipper and Orion was just behind the apartments next to me so I could see half of him. 

      A couple hours later I looked at the red giant again, this one has two smaller stars close to it, (which is how I could find it again couple with it location to LD)  Anyways what struck me was that the Red Giant star and two smaller stars that I was looking at didn't move but Orion did.


      TMG, I need answers.  Can you ask your friends about this for me please.  smile

  4. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    "forever" can be conceived of as the continuous cycles of birth, existence, disentegration and regeneration. Trees conceivably could continue to exist forever, as long as the planet maintained its livable environment, or planetary orbital stablility around the sun.

  5. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    "I feel so tiny on this planet forget the universe."
    Or you could feel as big as the universe itself. Or is that egotistical.

    1. Sufidreamer profile image82
      Sufidreamerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nope - just a different viewpoint. smile

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        sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        speaking of different viewpoints, next time you are out under the stars, lay down and pretend you are looking down on them.  wink

  6. Sufidreamer profile image82
    Sufidreamerposted 9 years ago

    OK, but if I fall off the planet, I will never forgive you!

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      not to worry Sufi I will catchya!  smile

  7. mdvaldosta profile image61
    mdvaldostaposted 9 years ago

    It's awe inspiring, and amazing. But I don't forsee us exploring galaxies millions of lightyears away... ever.

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about that.  Scientist are actually practicing how to bend space as we speak, so these far off galaxy explorations don't seem so far fetched.

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    naslund26posted 9 years ago

    We must first knock knock knock on marses door first before we reach any other far off gallaxie to study.But yes i think it is possible maybee not in the next 30 to 40 years, but therafter when humans can harness electromagnitisum to travel to these far off spaces. not sure if electromagnitisum is spelled correctly sorry poor speller thanks.

  9. profile image56
    naslund26posted 9 years ago

    Sandra you seem to be well informed i like the cut of your jib.


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