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Fraser
2009-Oct-22, 04:20 PM
A galaxy cluster located about 10.2 billion light years from Earth has been discovered by combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with optical and infrared telescopes. The cluster, JKCS041, is the most distant galaxy cluster yet observed, and we see it as when the Universe was only about a quarter of its present [...]

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Buttercup
2009-Oct-22, 05:28 PM
Wow. Can't fathom such a distance.

Nick Theodorakis
2009-Oct-22, 05:33 PM
Wow. Can't fathom such a distance.

10.2 billion light-years is about is about 5.28 x 1025 fathoms.

Nick

Buttercup
2009-Oct-22, 05:44 PM
10.2 billion light-years is about is about 5.28 x 1025 fathoms.

Nick

Oh! :doh:

Now I get it!

Just as long as you don't mention square roots, I'm fine. I'm allergic to square roots. :)

Middenrat
2009-Oct-22, 06:34 PM
10.2 billion light-years is about is about 5.28 x 1025 fathoms.

Nick
I suppose that's 'Deep Space' :)

tdvance
2009-Oct-22, 07:46 PM
And we are seeing it as it was a long time ago. So....anybody detect the Death Star yet?

trinitree88
2009-Oct-22, 07:53 PM
Oh! :doh:

Now I get it!

Just as long as you don't mention square roots, I'm fine. I'm allergic to square roots. :)

Buttercup. Then , if you do any gardening, make sure you don't feed your root crops any squaric acid, or they'll all come up square. pete
see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaric_acid

Buttercup
2009-Oct-22, 08:12 PM
Buttercup. Then , if you do any gardening, make sure you don't feed your root crops any squaric acid, or they'll all come up square. pete
see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaric_acid

Thank you for the tip. I won't!

This reminds me of a little joke though:

A poor old farmer worked from sunup to sundown, scrimped and saved in order to send his only son to college. After the boy graduated high school, off to college he went for 4 years. He graduated from college and returned home. Looking up from shoveling hay, the hard-working and humble father saw his son in the distance. They ran and embraced.

The father asked his son: "What did you learn in college?"

Son replied with a smile: "I learned pi r square."

The father's face crumpled. He angrily threw his hat to the ground, slapped his son and yelled: "You dingbat! Pie are ROUND; CORNBREAD's square!"

:p

That was one of my father's favorite jokes.

Argos
2009-Oct-22, 08:19 PM
10.2 billion light-years is about is about 5.28 x 1025 fathoms.

BAUT people... always sharp. ;)

IsaacKuo
2009-Oct-22, 09:03 PM
It's only about 27! centimeters away.

Jerry
2009-Oct-26, 02:21 PM
...and only 27^12cm from the center of the BB.

EricFD
2009-Oct-26, 02:24 PM
Very cool! This is the first I've heard of this cluster.

Eric