Hello friends,<br /><br />This is my first post in the group.<br /><br />While reading on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way<br />"The distance from the Sun to the galactic center is now estimated at 26,000 Â± 1400 light-years while older estimates could put the Sun as far as 35,000 light-years from the central bulge."<br />& looking at image,<br />i am wondering @ how old the image would be.<br />If i assume, whatever image is captured by all giant & most advanced telescopes, -- That shows some of the galaxies/ Or part of our own galaxies that are XXXXX or say, ~10000 light years away,<br /><br />Should i consider that the image is atleast 10000 years (i.e. earth's time) old ? -- Because that image, light must have lived through 10000 light year to reach to our telescope. <br /><br />Are we getting wondered in this wonderful space!<br /><br />Vijay.