Limits of Space May Be Solved by Two-Hundred Inch Eye (Dec, 1936)
Currently the most distant galaxy we’ve imaged is 13.4 billion light years away. Well, that’s not quite accurate. It’s actually about 33 billion light years away due to the expansion of the universe. The light has been travelling for 13.4 billion years. I wonder what they were expecting to see if they discovered the “limit” to space?
Limits of Space May Be Solved by Two-Hundred Inch Eye
Whether the universe is finite or endless may be solved when the 200-inch telescope of the California Institute of Technology is trained on the heavens. Sir James Jeans, British scientist, points out that the theory of relativity holds that space curves into itself so that its volume is finite, while another theory says space is infinite. Some of the most powerful telescopes today penetrate 240,000,000 light-years in every direction without revealing any limit to space.