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Viewing a planet 4 billion light years away.
TalismanDate: Sunday, 18.12.2011, 05:50 | Message # 1
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Just thought this was pretty amazing, viewing a planet 4 billion light years away via gravitational microlensing.

A microlensing event in the Twin Quasar gravitational lensing system was observed in 1996, by R. E. Schild, in the "A" lobe of the lensed quasar. It is predicted that a 3-Earth mass planet in the lensing galaxy, YGKOW G1, caused the event. This was the first extragalactic planet announced. This however is not a repeatable observation, as it is a one time chance alignment. This predicted planet lies 4 billion light years away.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extragalactic_planet)





 
SpaceEngineerDate: Sunday, 18.12.2011, 10:02 | Message # 2
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I hope someday poeple can build FTL ships and start exploring other worlds. And some man remembers that planet and finds it.

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Destructor1701Date: Friday, 17.02.2012, 02:54 | Message # 3
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Even with FTL (and by the most outlandish Sci-Fi predictions I can think of) 4 billion LY is a prohibitively large distance!

A random jump by Galactica, with a lot of intervention from the One True God (ugh), might do it. Talk about "beyond the red line".





 
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