The oldest light we see "now" has been traveling for 13 billion years or so. In those 13 billion years, the emitting objects have moved away from us and are now 46 billion light years away. They aren't 46 billion years old, they've just been moving away from us over time.mfb said "No. Why should it make the universe older if things move away from us?" Well it seems to me that when things move away it will take time to do so. This makes the things older. In order to travel from a more distant point to us it takes longer for light to travel. This also makes the things older. Therefore when things move away from us parts of the universe we can still see become older. Is this reasoning illogical? I think I am assuming a universal time and I know that Einstein said this is wrong. But it doesn't have to be wrong.