Want to feel young?

Check this out:  http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/20/science/space/AP-US-SCI-Oldest-Galaxy.html?ref=science

I thought the profession I’m in liked to toss around large numbers but in terms of the ability to boggle minds, astronomers win this one easy.   Something  that is 13.1 billion years old makes one feel a little insignificant, no?  Comparatively, our human lives are less durable than what we view a fruit fly’s to be.  We’re told throughout our lives about stars outnumbering the sum of grains of sand on all the earth’s beaches.  That’s tough enough to explain to a lot of people so try explaining this one.  The light from the galaxy that was found is from 13.1 billion years ago and at this moment it is most likely that that galaxy no longer exists.  I love the universe.

About Peter Armaly
I get jazzed by automation, big data, and blockchain tech. Business, technology, and fitness are things I understand. Scotch, wine, food, and fiction are things I appreciate.

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