Hubble Finds Unidentified Object in Space, Scientists Puzzled

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:32 PM
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gizmodo.com... Here ya go, people.
I don't know much about space stuff at all, but know some here do. I tried searching, couldn't find this already posted anywhere.




The object also appeared out of nowhere. It just wasn't there before. In fact, they don't even know where it is exactly located because it didn't behave like anything they know. Apparently, it can't be closer than 130 light-years but it can be as far as 11 billion light-years away. It's not in any known galaxy either. And they have ruled out a supernova too. It's something that they have never encountered before. In other words: they don't have a single clue about where or what the heck this thing is.




posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:47 PM
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Very interesting. I can't say what that could be either.

Makes me wonder though, if it's part of a trickle of information/disinformation that we might see more of at a later date...



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:49 PM
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Good find. Looks like they've ruled out any type of equipment problem.

Here's a link to the published paper-

arxiv.org...



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:50 PM
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this is very interesting i cant wait to hear more about this





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[edit on 15-9-2008 by Jbird]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:57 PM
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lets just hope it wasnt some other planet with terrens who decided nuclear war was the only possible option left.

obviously im poking fun, cause there was no known object in the location before. but if thats the case, why cant it just be two huge masses colliding in outerspace and then fading away. like a car accident at an intersection.

my two cents. but very good find and thank you OP! star



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by CerebralhemoRrhage
this is very interesting i cant wait to hear more about this



Hopefully when/if more info comes out about this, those of ya in the know will explain in a way the rest of us can understand.


Thanks for checking the article, I'm quite curious to find out what this is also.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:58 PM
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Great find i think this bit is the nost interesting though


It just wasn't there before. In fact, they don't even know where it is exactly located because it didn't behave like anything they know. Apparently, it can't be closer than 130 light-years but it can be as far as 11 billion light-years away.


so its incredibly large and it just came out of nowhere



could be the october 14h ship


(just kidding)

Flagged btw aswell

[edit on 4/20/2008 by billyjoinedat2k8]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:01 PM
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Thats my spaceship.....My bad.

I made a shuttle/time machine out of lego's and thought my mothership would be "out of sight and out of mind".


Oops.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:02 PM
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I got this from the site you posted:




Hubble caught a spark that continued to brighten during a 100-day period, peaking at the 21st magnitude, only to fade away in the same period of time.


Since we don't know the actual distance, I am sure it would be quite difficult to utilize this information...meaning - what else do we know that burns like that for a 100 day period?

And in regards to the 21st Magnitude comment, I found this here: www.pbs.org...



This system is so sensitive that objects brighter than 21st magnitude must be dimmed by the camera's filter systems to avoid saturating the detectors. Even with abroad-band filter, the brightest object which can be accurately measured is 20th magnitude.


So, do we have ANY information here that may help us in figuring this out? I myself have no idea, but I am quite the laymen in these regards...

Either way, good stuff.




posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:16 PM
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As a matter of National Security, this thread must be shut down and all who read it will be shot, questioned, then released. Nothing to see here, move along.


sty

posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:23 PM
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ow, i just said it on the other identical thread - what if space itself folds and unfolds? what makes us believe space is uniform ?
maybe it just come from around the corner ( a 4D corner )



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:53 PM
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The thing that is the most interesting is that it disapear after 100 days exactly... and that it appears out of nowhere.

IMO, it's something done by intelligence. Maybe an attempt at creating a star?

If it's staying at the same spot for a hundred days... it's not a collision or it would have disapear much faster than that... It's not a supernoeva as it would have extended and we know what a supernoeva is. A collision near a black hole so it lasted longer than expected?

Or maybe something between us and the thing blocked our view but for a brief moment let us see throught? That's why it appeared and then disapeared?

We want more information!



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:58 PM
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Apparently, a scientist at the LHC declared that the object is similar to the flash that an Imperial Star Destroyer does when reaching Warp 10. Either that or some dust on the Hubble lenses, so someone tell NASA to get some Windex up there too. [Sky and Telescope]


Thats a nice line!


My theory's all revolve around a flock of antimatter space bats attempting to eat a swarm of matter insects, every time a space bat gobbles a space insect the combines energy of the matter and antimatter is released, this would explain the rise and fall in intensity, the feeding frenzy increased and then all space bats and all space insects eventually annihilated each other.

Deny reason!



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by billyjoinedat2k8


could be the october 14h ship


[edit on 4/20/2008 by billyjoinedat2k8]


nah not a spaceship , but nibiru comming out of hyperspace ;]

But that makes you wonder dosent it , if something can show up out of nowhere why can't another anomaly just show up out of nowhere right in our solar system
?

Edit: It just shows how little we realy know about the universe


[edit on 15-9-2008 by Thill]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:03 PM
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Maybe humans shouldn't play with particle physics as one part of the universe is apt to effect another part. Or... maybe Jesus is coming back to the Earth. Or both.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:04 PM
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reply to post by yeahright
 



Hey, thanks for the article. Unfortunately my translation software exploded just before my head did......man, that is some dense jargon...



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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What I don't understand (and maybe I am completely ignorant) but doesn't the Hubble Telescope produce amazing pictures? Like the Eagle Nebula. But this one is grainy and not very clear. Why?



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by network dude
shot, questioned, then released.


In this particular order and why release them?

BTW, the said object is in the direction of a cluster with a distance of over 8 billion light-years ( the cluster).

The article states that it can't be closer than 130 light-years and can be as far away as 11 billion light-years.

With that said, we've got almost 11 billion light-years of space to mess with.

Pluss, I can't seem to find any similar articles anywhere else.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
What I don't understand (and maybe I am completely ignorant) but doesn't the Hubble Telescope produce amazing pictures? Like the Eagle Nebula. But this one is grainy and not very clear. Why?


There's only so much we can learn from pretty pictures.

Most of the amazing hubble pics that you see are made of seperate images, each to measure different things. Artistic compositions and select views are what most people enjoy seeing. Keeps the money rolling in the right direction (for other things).

The REAL work is much more mundane and involves routine studying but that's where the great discoveries are made.

This one for me is not as pretty as a nebula or galaxy but sure has a LOT more "mystique". Truly unique to date in our infantlile visioning ability.

We may never know what it was and will maybe never see anything similar but I for one am glad that the big book on "everything" just keeps getting bigger!

We ain't seen nuthin' yet..........

flag and star to the OP, thanks. ( the star disappears afer 100 days!
)

[edit on 15/9/2008 by nerbot]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by Fromabove
Maybe humans shouldn't play with particle physics as one part of the universe is apt to effect another part. Or... maybe Jesus is coming back to the Earth. Or both.


I should like to point out that this thing is a minimum of 160 (or something) light years away, And since I believe we are witnessing this event through to medium of light, as opposed to some kind of instant viewing technique!!

So lets see now, 2008-160=are you suggesting that we were fiddling with the intricacies of particle physics before 1848


BLAME EVERYTHING ON THE LHC!!! tis the trend in this half of this year 2008 woo hoo!





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