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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.
Originally posted by Electro38
The Gizmodo article doesn't even say when this occurred. Thanks for posting the more detailed article where it says this happened on February 21, 2006.
I thought maybe it had something to do with the LHC, but apparently not.
(2 years ago and we're just learning about it now, we suck).
[edit on 15-9-2008 by Electro38]
Originally posted by Fromabove
What if it isn't 130 light years away but only looks that way. Because it doesn't have the usual emissions, there is the possibility that it could be induced artificially. To traverse great universal distances, one might bend the fabric of space-time. So while it may have happened way out there, it could suddenly open up in our solar system with "greetings" or "let's eat!".
However, there is no significant H (6563 °A) emission
or absorption, which would be expected for the presence
of strong H and H features. (Although there is
slight evidence for emission at 6563 °A in the Keck spectrum,
this is not seen in the VLT or Subaru spectra
The second brightest supernova discovered in modern times, SN 1993J, was found in the beautiful spiral galaxy M81 on 28 March 1993. From archival images of this galaxy taken before the explosion, a red supergiant was identified as the mother star in 1993 - only the second time astronomers have actually seen the progenitor of a supernova explosion (the first was SN 1987A, the supernova that exploded in 1987 in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud). Initially rather ordinary, SN 1993J began to puzzle astronomers as its ejecta seemed too rich in the chemical element helium and instead of fading normally it showed a bizarre sharp increase in brightness. The astronomers realised that a normal red supergiant alone could not have given rise to such a weird supernova. It was suggested that the red supergiant orbited a companion star that had shredded its outer layers just before the explosion.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
We want more information!
Originally posted by nerbot
Came across this from SkyandTelescope.com
more in above link....must stop... hurts...
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[edit on 15/9/2008 by Badge01]
Originally posted by Grock
i may have missed this in the discussion, but have they said EXACTLY what coordinates this location is? i may have been scanning a little too fast and seem to have missed it.
Great Thread btw
The transient was discovered in the fourth epoch and is located at (Alpha) = 14h32m27s.395, (Delta) = +33◦32′24′′.83 (J2000.0), corresponding to galactic coordinates l = 55.528943◦, b = 67.345346◦ and ecliptic coordinates (Lambda) = 13h24m9s.067, (Beta) = 45◦21′46′′.06.