Friday, November 16, 2012

Ancient


From TPM:

The most ancient and distant galaxy yet observed — the light from which traveled 13.3 billion years to reach Earth — has been pinpointed by scientists taking an unprecedentedly deep look through the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA announced on Thursday.
I've got a problem with this characterization.  This galaxy, as we see it, is not old but extremely young, only a few hundred million years, compared to our galaxy's 13 billion plus.  But I see it everywhere.