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Old 07-13-2022, 04:26 PM
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Default The Webb telescope

The Webb telescope--which, I understand, is about 100 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope, which preceded it--has now taken pictures of the universe as it existed some 13.8 billion years ago.

That is billion--with a "B."

To have some perspective, the dinosaurs went extinct just about 65 million years ago, it is commonly estimated.

That is less than half of one percent of the time since the extinction of the dinosaurs!

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