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twofish-quant
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Dec6-11, 05:08 AM
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Quote Quote by Deuterium2H View Post
The very farthest Lookback distance possible for any observatory (using E/M spectrum) is approx. 13.7 billion years
Just to be clear, this is because the universe is the way that it is, and not because of instrument detection limits. If we were living in a different universe that was 100 billion years old, or in an infinite steady state universe, our telescopes would be able to detect galaxies much, much further than what we see.