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The most distant galaxy is cluster XMM-XCS 2215-1734 is 10 Billion Light years from earth.

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Submitted by Shri Devi (India), Nov 5, 2007 at 06:22

Dear S_of_Christ,

The most distant cluster of galaxies yet has been discovered by astronomers from the U.S., Europe and Chile. The finding was announced at the 208th American Astronomical Society meeting in Calgary, June 5,2007.

Almost 10 billion light-years from Earth, cluster XMM-XCS 2215-1734 contains hundreds of galaxies surrounded by hot X-ray-emitting gas.

The existence of the cluster so early in the history of the universe challenges ideas about how galaxies formed, said lead author Adam Stanford, a research scientist at UC Davis and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

"It's like finding a picture of your grandfather as an adult in the nineteenth century -- how could he have existed so long ago?" Stanford said.

Using the temperature of the X-ray emitting gas, Kivanc Sabirli, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, determined that the cluster is approximately 500 trillion times the mass of our sun. Most of the mass is "dark matter," a mysterious, invisible form of matter that dominates the mass of all galaxies in the universe.

The XMM Cluster Survey (XCS) team used observations from the European X-ray Multi Mirror (XMM) Newton satellite to discover the cluster and then determined its distance from Earth using the 10-meter W.M. Keck telescope in Hawaii. The team is working on a long-term observing program to find hundreds more such clusters using telescopes around the world.

In addition to Stanford and Sabirli, the research team includes: Kathy Romer, University of Sussex, U.K.; Michael Davidson and Robert G. Mann, University of Edinburgh and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, U.K.; Matt Hilton and Christopher A. Collins, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K.; Pedro T.P. Viana, Universidade do Porto, Portugal; Scott T. Kay, Oxford University, U.K.; Andrew R. Liddle, University of Sussex, U.K.; Christopher J. Miller, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson; Robert C. Nichol, University of Portsmouth, U.K.; Michael J. West, University of Hawaii and the Gemini Observatory, Chile; Christopher J. Conselice, University of Nottingham, U.K.; Hyron Spinrad, UC Berkeley; Daniel Stern, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Kevin Bundy, California Institute of Technology. The work was funded by NASA, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (U.K.), the Hosie Bequest, and the National Science Foundation.

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Dear S_of_Christ,

So is that Our Biblical_God's Spirit appeared in the Eden Garden Locally as well as 10 Billion light years away from earth creating this Galaxy as well as other Galaxies in Heavens in One day. ( All these Galaxies took only One day for creation but a tiny earth,moon and Sun required 2 days.

10 Billion light years means the distance travelled by Light in 10 years. So Our God's Spirits might have spread the entire Galaxies and the billions of stars and planets should have been created at their respective positions by the Spirit which do not have physical organs. Isn't it?

Imagine the creations without Hands,without Brains,without physical appearance of these galaxies whereas Adam was made out of Mud and eve out of the Rib of Adam.

It is noted in Genesis that God felt Happy of his own creation and he took rest it seems on the seventh day.

If without physical organs where the God could have felt the Happiness and without the Organs. (You have mentioned that it is Spirit only). How he can take rest when he does not have a physical appearance.

If you answer that he is omnipotent and his spirit can travel any billion Light years without time we can totally avoid the concept of God since he is like space. You substitute God with Space and since Space is infinite we can attribute the same characteristics of God for Creation. Is it Not?

Regards,

Shri Devi.

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