Telescopes reveal big stars, faint galaxies of early universe

  • Article by: Joel Achenbach , Washington Post
  • Updated: January 25, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Two space telescopes probe the cosmic dawn and tell us what they see: Big stars and faint galaxies

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nessmessJan. 25, 14 8:35 PM

Amazing!!!

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gemie1Jan. 26, 14 1:30 AM

The vast last frontier. I once watched a television show that said the human mind developed in its need to find food. I would elaborate more on that and say, the human mind developed in its need to understand its surroundings. Amazing, five hundred years ago, the world was said to be flat and look where we are today.

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joe_mnJan. 26, 14 9:46 AM

I read theory that at instant of big bang, an infinite amount of material was expanded across an infinite space. They say it happened in a way that the mind really cannot understand and that god had literally nothing to do with it. It is a scientific way of trying to explain something that DID occur and belief in god has nothing to do with it. So, it happened, but man cannot explain it.

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xenonimusJan. 26, 1412:52 PM

What humanity has learned over the past century about the workings of the cosmos is truly astounding. It's a testament to the scientific method and the critical thinking skills that entails. Every new discovery expands our horizons and exposes many more questions that we never thought to ask prior to that discovery. That's what is truly wondrous about science: The more we know, the more we learn how much we don't know. Yet, for all that we have learned about HOW the universe works, we have learned very little about WHY it works that way, or why it exists at all. Metaphysical questions of that type fall outside the realm of science, largely due to a lack of any empirical evidence to base a theory on. Humanity has explored those questions through various religious and spiritual belief systems, but with little to show for it. Don't get me wrong - Personally, I don't see science and religion as competing forces, but rather as parallel avenues of exploration. The difference is, while science has much to show for it's efforts, religion has been stuck in the dark ages. Studies of the early universe, like the one in this article, contradict the creation myths at the heart of most church doctrine. The challenge for the world's religions is to apply the same discipline to metaphysics that scientists apply to physics. Most people are more concerned with the WHY of things rather than the how, which is why religion still plays a big role in most peoples lives. Science gives context to existence, but it has little to offer in the way of meaning. Religion strives to give meaning, but is so anchored in doctrine and mythology it has been unable to evolve with the changing context.

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rms316Jan. 26, 14 1:25 PM

Wow,totally incredible. The frontier we should be looking toward. Look on the Political Page and find 100 comments. Look here and find very few. Must be over populated with Creationists.

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gemie1Jan. 26, 14 2:37 PM

zenonimus, perfectly stated! That is why more people are turning towards spirituality, rather than religion.

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