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Amazing photos of stars

Contributed by Jazmin Luna

Light has a finite velocity, traveling at 186,000 miles per second, or about 6 trillion miles per year. This presents a perplexing fact. The light that reaches us from distant stars gives us information only about the state of the star as it existed when the light departed. For the most distant stars, that is billions of years ago, before the Earth cooled to its present state or was even formed. We have no way of knowing what the state of the star is in our "present." When we look at the stars, we are looking into the past. Read more:

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