viewing Big Bang with telescope?

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steveinsac

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If the Hubble Telescope can view images 12 billion light years away (right?) and the universe is 13 bill light years old (right?), then if you could squeeze just a little more then another light year in viewable distance out of the Hubble, and pointed it in the right direction, could you view pre-Big Bang space?
 
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newtonian

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eburacum45- Immediate aftermath?<br /><br />At what time scale?<br /><br />There should have been a reasonable amount of time between creation and light coming to be:e.g. when our universe became translucent enough for light to escape - the CMBR is simply another wavelength comparable to light.<br /><br />Now, if we expanded from the singularity FTL, perhaps we could see the Big Bang some time in the future - assuming that some light or observable energy of some other type escaped at that instant
 
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steveinsac

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Okay....Let's say the Big Bangs singularitys density kept light from escaping (which makes sense), then using a powerfull enough telescope, you would see nothing or empty space. <br />Right?
 
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thalion

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The CMB dates from about 300,000 years after the Big Bang. The thing is, that date is when the universe became transparent, which is why we can see the CMB in the first place. To see farther back than that would require exotic instruments--for instance, a neutrino or gravity wave telescope. However, even those wouldn't take us back to the really interesting stuff that happened before the first three minutes.
 
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lewcos

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My belief is that our universe is probably nothing more than a bacteria on some fly's butt and that if we look at a fly's bacteria butt, we are seeing other universes. <br /><br />How else would ameba's know to split? There's probably some intelligent life in there somewhere but on such a small scale that they could never be viewed.<br /><br />(and I have all the documented proof to prove all this)
 
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