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 the
farthest regions of the universe takes billions of years to reach
Hubble. Amazingly, when we look at these most distant of all views,
we see events that occurred before Earth itself existed when
the universe was merely a fraction of its present age.