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Online rangerrebew

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« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 03:26:09 AM by rangerrebew »
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Re: The most distant star ever spotted is 9 billion light-years away
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 04:39:23 AM »
Shouldn't that be WAS 9 billion light-years away?

Offline Joe Wooten

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Re: The most distant star ever spotted is 9 billion light-years away
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 11:23:52 AM »
Shouldn't that be WAS 9 billion light-years away?

Yeah, a star bright enough to be seen from that distance had to be a short lived monster.

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Re: The most distant star ever spotted is 9 billion light-years away
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 01:22:25 PM »
Shouldn't that be WAS 9 billion light-years away?

Probably. Unless the distance was adjusted to take into account the stars own movement over the last nine billion years. 

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Re: The most distant star ever spotted is 9 billion light-years away
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 01:27:22 PM »
Probably. Unless the distance was adjusted to take into account the stars own movement over the last nine billion years.

And the expansion of space itself.

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