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Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe

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posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 03:36 AM
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I thiught someone more qualified would have posted this by now.

This image of the universe has just been released by a group responsible for a German-Russian space telescope which to be honest prior to the release of this image I was unaware of.




A German-Russian space telescope has just acquired a breakthrough map of the sky that traces the heavens in X-rays.

The image records a lot of the violent action in the cosmos - instances where matter is being accelerated, heated and shredded.

Feasting black holes, exploding stars, and searingly hot gas.

The data comes from the eRosita instrument mounted on Spektr-RG.


The article is on the BBC news website.
www.bbc.co.uk...

This image is the result of just six months worth of x-rays from eRosita.
The potential is staggering.

en.wikipedia.org...


eROSITA is imaging the entire sky in the X-ray band over a 7-year period. The eROSITA all-sky survey (eRASS) is first image of the entire sky in the 2-10 keV band. In the 0.3-2 keV band, it is expected to be 25 times more sensitive than the pioneering ROSAT mission of the 1990s, and will effectively supersede it.[5] eROSITA is expected to detect 100,000 galaxy clusters, 3 million active galactic nuclei and 700,000 stars in the Milky Way. The primary science goal is to measure dark energy through the structure and history of the Universe traced by galaxy clusters.




posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 04:58 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

S&F - yeah its pretty awesome science

this and previous news from the team comes up in various aggregators a sub to .

now just sit back and wait for some ATS wingnut to scream " FAKE "



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 05:41 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

That's amazing.

I'm currently studying astrophysics, to be exact - black holes.

Black Holes are an excellent example of X-ray radiation.
Our supermassive black hole - Sagittarius A, has an X-Ray jet length of 1.5 light-years in length!



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

Breathtaking to think of the size and scale.


And we are stuck down here watching the sky at night.



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Its truly staggering when you try to comprehend the vastness of it and then consider how much detail this telescope has been able to give in such a short time.

Just can't help but wonder at the marvel of it all.

Who knows what discoveries await.

Just a shame we probably won't be able to view and read about them on ATS.



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

This is the light that we see. Just imagine about the light which hasn't reached us yet.



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Or never will.

The scale of the universe is beyond measurement, it's just what we can observe.



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 11:19 AM
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Oh? you're in university for astrophysics? Nice!

a reply to: Macenroe82



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: hombero

Technically speaking,
I'm doing the University of Alberta's Astrophysics Online program.

I cannot commit to going back to school full time.
I have a very good career already, but Astrophysics is something ive always been interested in.
So this is simply for self-growth and satisfying my curiosities.



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 08:24 PM
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This is the type of thing I joined ATS for. I have loved science since before the moon landing when I was a little kid. This is exactly what I was talking about on another thread, I want to go to all of these galaxies, step on all the planets, go through all the nebuli, the billions of miles of matter.

I just have one question: That oval shaped picture, is that just one directional view? I can't imagine the entire universe in all directions mashed into one picture.



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 09:29 PM
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posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: Freeborn

Never say never mate, que sera, sera, and all that jazz.

Anyhoo if ATS goes under I'm sure we will find somewhere else to ponder life, the universe, and everything.

Let's hope it does not come to that.



posted on Jun, 22 2020 @ 03:10 AM
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a reply to: HalWesten



That oval shaped picture, is that just one directional view? I can't imagine the entire universe in all directions mashed into one picture.


If I'm being honest I can't really answer any of the more technical questions, I'd rather leave that to those who are far more qualified than I am.

I could guess that that is just the range of the telescope or the extent of the data received so far......but I could easily be wrong.

I just enjoy taking in the magnificence of it all, reading about it and expanding my knowledge and daydreaming about wandering around out there.



posted on Jun, 22 2020 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

As long as we get enough warning of the lights being turned off.

I've had a look around a couple of alleged similar sites, nothing immediately appeals to me that much but there are one or two possibilities.



posted on Jun, 22 2020 @ 03:24 AM
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Amazing image! humbling.




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