light Hubble sees today may have taken thousands, millions, even billions
of years to reach us, carrying the story of events that happened in
the distant past. Click on the pictures at the top of this page to
see how far we are looking back through time.
|Light from galaxies
beyond our Milky Way galaxy takes millions to billions of years to
reach the Hubble Space Telescope in its orbit above Earth. We see
these islands of stars as they were in the far distant past.