General cosmological question

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Oops: Just discovered the Cosmology forum. Sorry for posting in the wrong area. (Can edit but don't see a way to move and delete.)

I hope this isn't a really dumb question and that it is appropriate for this forum. Here goes:

We look out in the night sky and see objects which are roughly 14B light-years away. The light is said to have left them 14B years ago. Since they and our planet came from a single place about 14B years ago, how did they get that far away, 14B years ago?

Thanks for your help and please hold the laughter down :)

Steve
 
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