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« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 03:26:09 AM by rangerrebew »
When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British parliament was advised by an artful man [Sir William Keith], who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people. That it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them. But that they should not do it openly; but to weaken them and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.
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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?
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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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