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Re: [humanism-174] Hubble captures extraordinary view of Universe

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:01 PM
In a message dated 9/26/2012 9:37:50 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
Very interesting to see so many galaxies in one field of view, so "close up"..   I expect you could have seen other galaxies as galaxies and not just stars in the sky back then, if you were standing on a planet in one of them?

Probably not. Keep in mind that Andromeda Galaxy is only about 3 million light years from us and that distance is still so great that naked eye we see nothing more than what looks to be a "gray cotton fuzzy".  Distant galaxies (more than let's say 10 or 15 million light years) would be too faint to make out as even fuzzies!  Now with a telescope...
Tim Campbell

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