New Hubble Constant

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Just got through reading http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060807_mm_huble_revise.html" [Broken] about findings that suggest the Hubble constant is about 15% smaller than previously believed. From the article:

The new finding implies that the universe is. . . about 15.8 billion years old and about 180 billion light-years wide.

My question is this: How does the universe get 180 billion light years wide in only 16 billion years without having matter travel faster than light? I'm sure there's a sensical explanation, I just have no idea what it is.

P.S. Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forum. Wasn't sure if I should post here or in the Other Sciences (i.e. astronomy) forum.
 
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Thank you very much
 

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