I am trying to grasp the concept of cosmic background radiation, specifically why we can still see it today. As the name implies, it is very faint radiation from the very early universe.
What I don’t get: if a very distant star stops emitting radiation then it will disappear from our view.
As far as I understand it, CBR originated with the recombination. That phase took a few hundred thousand years, then it stopped. So why can we still see the photons emitted then?
Thanks for illuminating me.