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    Exclamation NASA to announce Hubble Discovery



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    Will be interesting to hear that they have to say.
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    wow that was out of the blue.I wonder if its going to be something solid or just predictions?
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    It's not predictions, trust me. Depending on your point of view, it might not be nearly as exciting as you're hoping.

    Anyway, here's the link to my original post here in the forum (scroll down to January 21st)

    Today's Astronomy News Announcements

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    AstroNews - NASA Announces Media Teleconference About Hubble Discovery - January 21st 2011
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    The embargo has passed (I think LOL) - I'll post the story later, once I get home, but basically Hubble has found the most distant galaxy yet - if memory serves, I think it's about 13 billion light years away. My Gmail is blocked from work so I can't confirm that just as yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardJBartlett View Post
    The embargo has passed (I think LOL) - I'll post the story later, once I get home, but basically Hubble has found the most distant galaxy yet - if memory serves, I think it's about 13 billion light years away. My Gmail is blocked from work so I can't confirm that just as yet.

    More to come.
    Yeah, you're right. I combined two different stories I read on the website! LAWLS
    The galaxy Hubble found (UDFj-39546284) is supposedly from 500 million years after the big bang. Pretty awesome. You can find the full story here: HubbleSite - NewsCenter - NASA's Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe (01/26/2011) - Introduction

    It took light 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble (Universe itself is 13.7 billions years old). It has a redshift of almost 10.


    I am attaching 5 images (got them from the Hubble website)

    1. UDFj-39546284 [http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/arc...at/web_print/]

    2. Close-up
    [http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/arc...at/large_web/]

    3. Rate of Star Birth in Early Universe
    [http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/arc...at/web_print/]

    4. Compass and Scale Image of Galaxy
    [http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/arc...at/web_print/]

    5. Hubble probes the early universe
    [http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/arc...at/web_print/]

    Hopefully the James Webb Telescope will be able to probe deeper once it is launched and find what type of objects may have existed from only after 200 million years after the big bang.

    Man, we're too lucky to be alive and realize all this ..
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    Really interesting.Now it makes me wounder what is the limit?If the universe is expanding and more importantly going faster all the time due to dark energy and if its accelerating faster and faster there is a point that light will never reach us.And maybe we reached our limit with Hubble?
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    Okay, here's all that I have...

    AstroNews - Hubble Finds New Contender for Galaxy Distance Record - January 26th 2011
    Astronomers have pushed NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to it limits by finding what they believe to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe -- at a distance of 13.2 billion light-years, some 3% of the age of universe. This places the object roughly 150 million light-years more distant than the previous record holder. The observations provide the best insights yet into the birth of the first stars and galaxies and the evolution of the universe. The research is published in the 27th January edition of Nature.


    AstroNews - Hubble Finds New Contender for Galaxy Distance Record - January 26th 2011
    Pushing the Hubble Space Telescope to the limit of its technical ability, an international collaboration of astronomers have found what is likely to be the most distant and ancient galaxy ever seen, whose light has taken 13.2 billion years to reach us (a redshift of around 10).


    AstroNews - Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen - January 26th 2011
    Astronomers have pushed NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe. The object’s light traveled 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble, roughly 150 million years longer than the previous record holder. The age of the universe is approximately 13.7 billion years.


    AstroNews - Astronomers Find Most Distant Galaxy Candidate - January 26th 2011
    Astronomers studying ultra-deep imaging data from the Hubble Space Telescope have found what may be the most distant galaxy ever seen, about 13.2 billion light-years away. The study pushed the limits of Hubble’s capabilities, extending its reach back to about 480 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was just 4 percent of its current age.
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