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time machine
Thomas A. Sebring

"As one looks at the Sun (carefully), one sees it as it was eight minutes ago. The giant galaxy in Andromeda, which is much more distant, is seen tonight as it was 2.2 million years ago, since it is 2.2 million light years away...In the truest sense then, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, as an instrument for looking deeper into space than was previously possible, is a time machine"
- Frank Bash, Director, McDonald Observatory




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14 May 2003
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