[quote user="DavenIII"][quote user="lttaylor56"]Cool, now this is getting interesting. So then we can map it with telescopes and hubble, but the distances are so vast that we cannot actually transport humans there?[/quote]
oh god no, not yet we don't have any sort of propulsion that can do that, light years are ridiculously large, it's the amount of distance light travels in one year.
Proxima Centauri the closest star to our own, is still <font color="#ff0000">39,900,000,000,000</font> km away. (I looked that up )
I would take lifetimes to travel that far, but we've already "seen" a lot of the universe, the problem is what we see is actually the past...because you see the light...and the light takes thousands or even millions of years to reach us.
ugh, im so interested in this ****, but every time I watch information on it, I feel its well out of my threshold of understanding, and puts me to sleep lol</p>[/quote]
really? I find it easy to understand and find it entertaining they do a good job on discovery and the science channel with analogies to make understanding the concepts really simple.