I read this article on CNN which was fascinating and really stretched my mind. Basically, telescopes are the closest thing to time travel we have as they see light emitted from stars or other events. The stronger the telescope is, the more light they “see” that was emitted long ago. For example, the sun’s light takes about 8 minutes to get here so the sun we see in the sky is actually 8 minutes old or stars that are millions of light years away means that the light from those stars takes millions of years to get here and what we see is actually what that star as it appeared millions of years ago. What we are seeing in the night sky is, therefore, a patchwork of the past light emitted from the stars. Now stay with me.

There is a newer telescope coming online that will allow scientists to look at the universe soon after it was created. As one scientist put it:

“[We’ll be] looking at the first generation of stars forming in the universe, which is kind of a cool idea: The time when the lights went on in the universe. There was no light before that time,” said Daniel Fabricant, associate director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

So this means that at some point, we may be capable of seeing the creation of the universe. Perhaps we could see the creation of earth as it occurred. Could we someday see even more detailed light that was emitted from the earth millions of years ago? Could we see the creation of man? Who knows what the future holds, but it is certainly going to be interesting.