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I think there is a fairly simple solution. You do not see the light from
the big bang. You see light from an star that might have traveled some
hundred million years into the other direction. There were no stars at the
time of the big bang. It took a long time for the first stars to form, and
all that time this matter was travelling in a direction opposite to us.
I'm not a physicist, so I'm not sure I'm right, but I think it sounds
At 07:50 AM 1/24/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>>Far Edge Party: One of the main problems of exploring the stellar systems
>>of the galaxy even for very advanced civilizations is that a serial journey
>>even at the speed of light would take so long time that most of the stars
>>would have died during the journey.
>You know, one thing about this speed of light thing and traveling through
>the galaxy has always puzzled me. In literature on modern cosmology I
>keep reading that the universe is around 15 billion years old since the
>big bang from which everything started. We now have telescopes that can
>bring in light that left galaxies some 12 to 15 billion years ago. So, if
>the big bang started us all out from the same point at the same time, and
>nothing can travel faster than light, how did we get here first to receive
>that light? It's a puzzlement.
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