The Hubble Space Telescope has spied the most distant galaxy yet.

PhantomCruiser

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Umm? Gliese 674 is "only" 15 light years away. But it's going to take much longer than 50 years for a probe to get there with chemical rockets. Voyager1 was moving at 17Km/sec in 2013, New Horizons is moving somewhere around 13 Km/sec.

Now there's a probe that might hit 200 Km/sec (Solar Probe Plus), but even that speed is less that 0.07 c.
http://solarprobe.jhuapl.edu/

It's going to be a very, very long time before we have a probe in the neighborhood of any exoplanet.
 

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Yeah.

If it takes 130,000 years by rocket to get to a Exoplanet star system, and a space probe fifty years to Centauri. Then that galaxy, hmm. 2,000,000 years.

If you were travelling at the speed of light for two million years, you'd only be 2 million light years out. The galaxy in the article is 13.4 BILLION light years out.

2 million years wouldn't even get you to Andromeda, our nearest large galactic neighbor.
 
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