Dear Forum readers,
I think you might find this CNN report in March very appropriate, it parallels the description above. Some discoveries in astronomy are interesting, not so much for their immediate impact (pun) but for the language in which the events are described. Take a look at the last line copied from the article, remember it is a quote from an astronomer. The expression could be used to describe the transformation of a Deity, or, an exploding star some 13 billion years ago. These energy particles from 13 billion years ago, from just one mega-star are everywhere, now. Further he describes the present observation as "looking back into time."
"Scientists Spot Oldest Ever Object in Universe"
(CNN) -- Edo Berger got an alert early last Thursday morning when a satellite detected a 10-second blast of energy known as a gamma ray burst coming from outer space. The exploding star was up to 100 times larger than our own sun.
Telescopes around the world swiveled to focus on the explosion, soon picking up infrared radiation, which travels more slowly than gamma rays. Berger waited for the visible light which he expected to come next.
It never arrived.
"We were kind of blown away. We immediately knew what that meant," Berger said.
What it meant was that he was looking at the oldest thing ever spotted -- an enormous star exploding 13 billion years ago.
"At that point the age of the universe was only 600 million years," he said. In other words, Berger said, he was looking "95 percent of the way back to the beginning of time."
The star which exploded was 30 to 100 times larger than our own sun, and when it died, it gave off "about million times the amount of energy the sun will release in its entire lifetime," Berger told CNN by phone from Harvard University, where he is an assistant professor of astronomy. Its death throes produced so much energy that "momentarily, we can essentially see it anywhere in the universe," Berger said.
Thank you Jiegang for your efforts with the translation.