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The reason Stephen Hawking bet against the Higgs Boson is the same reason BX442 is the best kind of discovery; not only does this galaxy set a new benchmark by way of its cosmic seniority, it's also super weird — weirder than what anyone thought was possible. In science, these are the finds that help us rework our understanding of nature, the discoveries that force us to step back from what we thought we knew, re-assess our preconceived notions, and bring forth a newer, more fully formed view of our Universe.
It's both complicated and simple. The simple part is Hubble's law. The complicated part is how Hubble's law was verified and how it is amended for distant objects. This link should give you a little insight:
Originally posted by dayve
How do they know how old it is... ?
Originally posted by Tardacus
This is an example of why i`m skeptical when the "experts" say things like, nibiru can`t exist, it`s impossible to travel faster than the speed of light,etc.
i`m skeptical when the "experts" say things like, nibiru can`t exist, it`s impossible to travel faster than the speed of light,etc.