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Chamblissburg Baptist Church! A church you can call home. . . . . . .
“1 In the beginning God [Elohim – the powerful creator] created the heavens and the earth.”, Genesis 1:1, NKJV. The heavens are truly beyond our human comprehension! And God just spoke them into existence.
The NASA Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, scientists have used Hubble to observe the most distant stars and galaxies as well as the planets in our solar system.
So how many galaxies are there in the Universe? Currently, the observable Universe, which has a radius of 46.5 billion light-years, seems to contain at least two trillion galaxies.
What is a light-year? A light-year is the distance light travels in one Earth year. One light-year is about 6 trillion miles. That is a 6 with 12 zeros behind it! Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. Objects in space are so far away that it takes a lot of time for their light to reach us. The farther an object is, the farther in the past we see it.
The nearest large galaxy to us, Andromeda, is 2.5 million light-years away. So, we see Andromeda as it was 2.5 million years in the past. The universe is filled with billions of galaxies, all farther away than this. Some of these galaxies are much farther away.
In 2016, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope looked at the farthest galaxy ever seen, called GN-z11. It is 13.4 billion light-years away, so today we can see it as it was 13.4 billion years ago.
These statistics just prove that our God [Elohim – the powerful creator] is an awesome and truly incomprehensible creator!
All these pictures (except the one of our church) are from the NASA Hubble Space telescope.