• Question: Are you able to see any part of space in a microscope? If so, how would this work. Or why wouldn't it?

    Asked by Daimena to Tom on 7 Oct 2015.
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      Tom Morse answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      Hi Daimena,

      Not sure I quite understand the question, I’m afraid. But as the universe is expanding at such a rate, distant galaxies are getting further and futher away from us so the light takes increasingly longer to get here. Whether we could see all the way to the edge of the universe, and back in time to the big bang, who knows? I’d like to think so!