My question of the day is this;<br /><br />Regarding Light Years:<br /><br />Let's say that we observe a distant star with the naked eye. Then we look at this star with a telescope. When people claim that a star is XX light years away, are they claiming that information by the naked eye, or a telescope? <br /><br />I mean, if Hubble is looking 100 million light years away, depending on its maginification, what is the true distance of the object? How far can a commercial type telescope penetrate the sky? If a star is 100 million years away with the naked eye, then would you say, that with the Hubble, it may only be 25 million? So, if we us the Hubble to to see the out-reaches of the universe, 50+ billion light years away, would not the universe be older, since we are maginifiying the caputured light?? That light has not hit Earth yet.