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The Cheshire Cat Galaxy Cluster , it's a Cheshire Cat !

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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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I love looking at pictures of the Universe it's a beautiful place , sometimes the Universe looks right back atcha and smiles.


The picture was released in November but I've just stumbled across it , along with being cool it's also a good example of gravitational lensing.

The latest results from the “Cheshire Cat” group of galaxies show how manifestations of Einstein’s 100-year-old theory can lead to new discoveries today. Astronomers have given the group this name because of the smiling cat-like appearance. Some of the feline features are actually distant galaxies whose light has been stretched and bent by the large amounts of mass, most of which is in the form of dark matter detectable only through its gravitational effect, found in the system.

More specifically, the mass that distorts the faraway galactic light is found surrounding the two giant “eye” galaxies and a “nose” galaxy. The multiple arcs of the circular “face” arise from gravitational lensing of four different background galaxies well behind the “eye” galaxies. The individual galaxies of the system, as well as the gravitationally lensed arcs, are seen in optical light from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Each “eye” galaxy is the brightest member of its own group of galaxies and these two groups are racing toward one another at over 300,000 miles per hour. Data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple) show hot gas that has been heated to millions of degrees, which is evidence that the galaxy groups are slamming into one another. Chandra’s X-ray data also reveal that the left “eye” of the Cheshire Cat group contains an actively feeding supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.
www.nasa.gov...




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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:27 PM
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I think it looks like the guy from the "Jack-in-the-Box" fast food restaurant ads:




posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:27 PM
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I won't believe it until a certain member confirms it.

Personally I think it resembles a scarecrow.

Nice find though.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: gortex

No, that's the Kool-Aid man!



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: donktheclown
a reply to: gortex

No, that's the Kool-Aid man!


"Oh yeaaaaaahh!"




posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
I love looking at pictures of the Universe it's a beautiful place , sometimes the Universe looks right back atcha and smiles.




Riiiiiight,
Now I know who nicked my Christmas tree balls. It was NASA, gravitational lensing my ar.....



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Yup... caught me on one of my epic days




posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: gortex

Yup... caught me on one of my epic days



That's it then, totally confirmed.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: donktheclown
a reply to: gortex

No, that's the Kool-Aid man!

Oh yeah!



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Eh.. seems that my meditation from yesterday was more powerful than i thought.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: gortex

My cats are aliens! But on a serious note, this is rather neat to see! Thanks



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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Oh, well done!
Great find and great post!



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: gortex

I think it looks like Jack Skellington personally, but that is most awesome. Thank you for posting!



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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How soon before someone posts "No ... it doesn't look like a cat. It's just another case of Pareidolia". God I hate that word. If it looks like a cat or anything else, it's not my mind fooling me.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 08:25 PM
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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: Shadoefax
How soon before someone posts "No ... it doesn't look like a cat. It's just another case of Pareidolia". God I hate that word. If it looks like a cat or anything else, it's not my mind fooling me.


Umm it's not a cat. It *IS* pareidolia.. lol

hate it all you wan't but it is what it is..

There is no cat in space...
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posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: Konduit


catonakeyboardinspace: YTMND



Ok I take that back.. there is a cat in space


And it's organic too !!!



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: laminatedsoul

originally posted by: Konduit


catonakeyboardinspace: YTMND



Ok I take that back.. there is a cat in space


And it's organic too !!!
that cat and keyboard are both classic!

I also like your response because, like, it is a real cat and keyboard in space, right?

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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 04:24 AM
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My rag doll loves the keyboard when I am using it, is that a beautiful Rag Doll or other make? Gorgeous picture.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 04:25 AM
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Great impact that picture. Have always loved the idea of the Cheshire cat and one is space is okey-dokey.



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