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(Permalink) Posted: May 14 2009,17:32   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ May 14 2009,17:13)
So, on the one hand we have Nasa and the Hubble telescope extreme make-over, promising images as far as 500 years after the Big Bang. Sorry, link in french.

On the other hand, we have the ESA and Planck & Herschel program, promising images down to 380 000 years after the Big Bang. Sorry, link in french......again

While I rejoice upon Hubble's newfound life span, I kinda wonder about the real limits of our "vision". Can we really go back farther than the 380 000 limit? It seems (although I might be mistaken) that this particular time would be the moment when light "separated" from the gooey mumbo-jumbo and thus is the limit to what we can "see".

But Nasa claims to scope down to 500 years Post Big Bang.

Utopia? Mistake from the reporter? Blatant propaganda?

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