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Are there still stars being discovered?

  1. Mar 10, 2005 #1
    Are there still stars being discovered? I mean are there stars whose light has not reached us. I think that is only possible if after the BIG BANG matter travelled away from each other with more speed than the speed of light.
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  3. Mar 10, 2005 #2


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    Individual stars can be "discovered" by resolving them in higher resolution instruments or by viewing them in particular wavelengths. That is a form of discovery that will never end. Very distant stars at the edge of our observable universe cannot be seen as stars - we have a hard time even seeing the galaxies that host them because they are very faint.
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