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If We look at the farthest objects in the observable universe We see quasars how they were 13.7 billions years ago.But these 13.7 b. years 'old' pictures show objects at a distance they had to make for at least another amount of billions of years (with considerable velocities) to move from 'our' position in universe if the Big bang really occurred! and all matter including matter those quasars came up from and our still not existing Earth were let say, very close...Thank You for any comment!

Your thinking about this problem will probably be eased with the addition of understanding that the space between us and those objects has also been expanding throughout this time.  Not just the objects flying away, the space in between itself expanded during a period known as inflation.


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Dr. Stephen O. Nelson


Fusion, solar flares, cosmic rays, radiation in space, and stellar physics questions. Generally, nuclear-related astrophysics, but I can usually point you in the right direction if it's not nuclear-related or if it's nuclear but not astrophysics.


Just moved from being a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin into government work. Doctoral dissertation was on a reaction in CNO-cycle fusion, worked in gamma-ray astronomy in the space science division of the naval research laboratory in the high-energy space environment branch.

Government work as a physical scientist with a nuclear focus.

Ph.D. in physics, research was on nuclear fusion reactions important in stellar fusion, further work on space telescope technology.

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