Revamping the size of the universe

Excerpt from the May 30, 1964, issue of Science News Letter

BIG DOME  In 1964, the 200-inch Hale telescope atop Mt. Palomar was starting to piece together how the universe was put together. Today, new telescopes show that the farthest light in the universe is 13.8 billion light-years away. But astronomers still aren't sure whether that lights marks the true end of the cosmos or if there is still more to discover.

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