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Astronomers to describe phenomenon "never witnessed before"

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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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I miss when things were just announced.

These days everything seems to have to have "HERE'S AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS COMING!" in advance.

And then the announcements are not all that big as they make out to be....

Please world, if you have something to share, just share it instead of messing about and click baiting people.




posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: AtomicKangaroo

i agree. its hard to get excited by similar statements only to be let down by some tiny detail that to the common person is not news. im sure to astronomers some of them are huge breakthroughs and whatnot but it just cant be appreciated without an intimate knowledge



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 12:26 AM
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Its not an announcement from NASA, so Im a little hopeful that it will be something of great interest or importance.

But more likely it will be like a NASA announcement.
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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox

If the discovery is related to Gravitational Waves, then it is unlikely to have much to do with planetary systems in any respect. Gravitational waves, so far at least (and there has been no where near enough time for this to have changed much) as we measure them, are only really any good for alerting us to the presence and activity of masses far larger than mere planetary systems, of the sort with which we are most familiar.

For example, LIGO and others, detected black holes dancing around one another, before coalescing into one, larger black hole. More precisely, they observed the gravitation wave from this event, and others like it.

If this discovery relates to gravitational waves therefore, it must pertain to something massive (literally massive, not figuratively), and its activity in the universe, something we have not seen before though.

And, just as an aside... Its important to understand that the detection of gravitational waves is not even remotely similar to gravitational lensing, which was the technique used to make the observations you were talking about, in your second reply to Gothmog.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 05:41 AM
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they saw the big bang



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 05:59 AM
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This invitation is addressed exclusively at media representatives. To participate in the conference, bona fide members of the media must register by completing an online form. Please indicate whether you wish to come in person to the press conference or if you will participate online only. By registering for the conference, journalists agree to honour an embargo, details of which will be provided after registration, and not to publish or discuss any of the material presented before the start of the conference on 16 October 2017 at 16:00 CEST.


its because they want journalists to prepare them selves and book their seats



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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I wouldn’t get excited.’it’s prob something like a star dying or being born.

It won’t be aliens everybody



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

It is unlikely to be the death of a star, because observations of such an event were made in 2015. The same can be said of star birth, in fact, the birth of one truly massive star was observed in 2013.

This is a new thing, so these two possibilities do not fit into the parameters at all.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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The Nerd in me is oh cool wonder what it will be?

The Conspiracy theorist in me is all oh brother meh...



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: JimOberg

It's supposedly such a groundbreaking observation that it's not even listed on their list of special events at their webpage at

List of special events but not "GROUNDBREAKING EVENTS"



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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my semi educated guess would be the discovery of gravitational waves based on a large article about this in the latest issue of Astronomy magazine.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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Please be a million mile wide asteroid.....



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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They found an eyeball looking down on us.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: eNaR
a reply to: JimOberg

It's supposedly such a groundbreaking observation that it's not even listed on their list of special events at their webpage at

List of special events but not "GROUNDBREAKING EVENTS"


That list of events looks like a schedule made months/more than a year in advance that lists the special programs and seminars at ESO. I don't think that is the sort of list that would be re-issued every time they want to hold a media conference to announce their research findings.

That would be separate than the kind of stuff on the list your linked.


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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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They aren’t lying.. just speaking from academic to academic, not from academic to lay person..

For us a “ground breaking discovery “ seems like maybe aliens or something that rewrites physics..

I tend to agree. The big discoveries of late are all exo planets. Places we can't see directly, can't hope to go to, and can't really determine if theres life there or not. Just-- 'its in the 'habitable zone' of an M 'class' star and Earth 'sized'.

My biggest fear is they will get the James Webb up there and spend all its time trying to better resolve other planets outside the solar system.

What a waste.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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Seems like TrueBrit has hit the nail on the head. Just why would the MIT LIGO teams disclose their discovery on the same day as the European discovery in October.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: fusiondoe

It is unlikely to be the death of a star, because observations of such an event were made in 2015. The same can be said of star birth, in fact, the birth of one truly massive star was observed in 2013.

This is a new thing, so these two possibilities do not fit into the parameters at all.

Ok... Still won’t be aliens






posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Why do you always spoil the fun , let us guess.
Some call them dreamers . We all know the truth has to unfold itself before our eyes before we ever know..

a reply to: TrueBrit

Are you actually saying that we first have to adapt to the concept of space before we go on to the next level?
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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
The birth of a star or a galaxy


They found Krypton.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: CrapAsUsual

No they are baffled about something that if you hear it , it lets your scrotum itch.." sorry couldn't help it"




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