Skip to comments.Galaxy Cluster Stuns Scientists—Supermassive and Spewing Out Stars
Posted on 08/15/2012 11:05:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
It seemed too good to be true: a superbright newfound galaxy cluster possibly more massive than any other known, forging fresh stars nearly a thousand times faster than normal.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...
so what’s 5.7 billion light years between friends?
I can never grasp the numbers, time, distances in astrophysics.
Thank you very much, dearest Berlin_FReeper!
The tour of Phoenix has more than 300 views than the other, (I can understand why) but none are racking up more viewing numbers. I watched the “tour” twice.
Is Michelle’s home planet of Kashyyyk in one of those galaxies?
She’s a Wookie from Kashyyyk but she lives on Earth, that does not make sense!
Such a pretty wonderment.
My pleasure, onyx. :)
And just who the heck dcides what is ‘normal’. L-rd, but ‘scientists’ are so egotistical! As IF the entire universe operates the way they say it SHOULD, and if it doesn’t, well, that’s just abnormal.
Stunningly beautiful. God’s creation.
You’re right. I think that it’s clear that we must acquit.
Let’s grant that God gets to decide what’s normal. When a phemenon outdistances other members of it’s class, it’s abnormal. Einstein was abnormally gifted and persistent, by any standard.
This finding is provocative because it appears, to my untutored mind, to challenge conventional cosmology because it’s an outlier. Conventional cosmology claims that there is no center of the Universe, that one patch of the universe, on a large enough scale, is pretty much like any other.
But what if it’s not? That will stand cosmology on it’s figurative head.
Is this where a black hole empties out?
WOW! And what the scientists are seeing (at 5.7 billion light years from Earth) all happened nearly 600 million years before the Earth was even here!
I wish I had a nickle for everytime a scientist has said, “We must rethink this.”
My fortune would surpass the richest man on earth and then some.
Heck, I can't even truly grasp 1000 years or miles - I wonder if there's a human being alive who can. Scientists very confidently publish these numbers - millions / billions of years / light years - their "standard" models need these incredible numbers in order to be somewhat credible. How wrong can these models be when they completely ignore so many possibilities - especially the possibility of a creator?
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, - Romans 1:22
Seriously! I can never square the universe - the numbers or the photos - with folks who insist there is no Creator. That disbelieve can only be a vanity (or fear) of the professed atheist.
Thanks Captain Beyond.
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The easiest way to think about this is to consider that (according to the way we measure distance) the universe is about 14 billion years old. That means that the galaxy discovered is approximately 5.7/14 = 40% of the radius of the universe away from us...
It will take a long time for us to get there to check it out in person... barring, of course, the super-ultra-hyperdrive device I am working on.
Thanks Captain Beyond, it’s an ‘extra, extra’ ping to APoD members, should have done this when it first appeared. One of two topics about this. :’)
Like EDINVA, it is impossible to grasp these numbers and distances. What stood out for me in the NatGeo article and put things into better perspective was this.
It's so massive, McDonald said, that our own galaxy groupnot quite a cluster, at about 30 galaxies, including the Milky Wayhas only about 0.1 percent the mass of Phoenix.
And even this is a stretch for the imagination.
Deputy Barney Fife should pop up in the digital displays at these observatories shouting, “it’s BIG! Big big!” ;’)
Lol! Thanks for that ping and post :-)
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