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Galaxies didn't always take on the beautiful spiral shape we've come to associate with Andromeda and our own Milky Way. Looking far away into deep space - and into the past - ancient galaxies mostly look like giant blobs. But thanks to gravity's light-bending properties, scientists have spotted a confounding thing in the distance: What appears to be the oldest spiral yet.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Galaxies didn't always take on the beautiful spiral shape we've come to associate with Andromeda and our own Milky Way. Looking far away into deep space - and into the past - ancient galaxies mostly look like giant blobs. But thanks to gravity's light-bending properties, scientists have spotted a confounding thing in the distance: What appears to be the oldest spiral yet.