posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:06 PM
reply to post by ed1320
The universe did expand much faster than the speed of light, for the first tiny fraction of a second of its existence -- during the Inflation
However, the universe was empty at the time, save for the inflation field. The universe was already exceptionally large (possibly even infinite) by
the time the forces decoupled and structures began to form. 10 billion years ago, this particular star was 10 billion light-years away when it went
supernova. Its light is just now reaching us, and the supernova itself (if it still existed) would now be a further 20 billion light-years away due to
the continued expansion of space.