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    Astronomers Discover Farthest Known Galaxy

    By Jordan Schraeder, Alcalde
    Published: Oct. 23, 2013

    Steven Finkelstein led a team of researchers who confirmed that Galaxy z8_GND_5296 is the farthest and earliest galaxy ever discovered. Learn more about this landmark finding.

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      James Stryker said on Nov. 8, 2013 at 9:27 a.m.
      If we are seeing it 13 billion years ago, wouldn't it be much further from earth in today's time, if the furthest galaxy is on the other side of the big bang? Wouln't that mean the known universe could be calculated to be much bigger because it is still expanding and what we see now is the size it was 13 billion years ago, not today's size?
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      James Stryker said on Nov. 8, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.
      Why do all scientists believe there was the big bang that was the start of the universe? What happened prior to the big bang? Isn't time infinite, and there was never a beginning of time? Why do humans try to categorize everything by stating there was a beginning? How do we know there haven't been contractions/expansions of the universe thousands, millions of times? What if another universe collided with what we know to cause the big bang? It just seems we try to have a very simplistic answer to a very complicated universe?