100 years ago, we thought the universe ended at the edge of the Milky Way. That was it. Then we built bigger and better telescopes and they altered our horizon, time and again.

Now we have this. That's pretty fucking phenomenal.

@dctrjack I love the use of the qualifier ‘only’ in this phrase: “only about 4 billion light-years away”.

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