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Papers published by other researchers since the event was reported in June 2006, have suggested a bizarre zoo of possibilities: the core collapse and explosion of a carbon rich star, a collision between a white dwarf and an asteroid, or the collision of a white dwarf with a black hole. At the press conference Barbary was asked what the most bizarre explanation of the object was: "Jokingly, someone said it was another civilization turning on their Large Hadron Collider and exploding," — which got laughs from the audience. "Don't quote me on that!," he added.
"We have never seen anything like it. No one has been able to come up with a good explanation for this object," Kyle Barbary, an expert working with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in Berkeley, California, shared with reporters, during the 213th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Sky & Telescope
one new theory suggests that an odd, wandering, intergalactic black hole tore apart a star of unusual composition.
Originally posted by Xeven
...This is a true Mystery and really shows how little we know about the Universe even though we pretend to know...
It may seem fantastic to assume that advanced alien civilizations are beaming signals across the cosmos, but the possibility has intrigued respected astronomers enough that several have taken up the task of finding those messages.
Faulkes Telescope Project
Another confusing piece of the puzzle is the fact that the
object’s fading brightness is seen to be at the same rate as its rise,
creating a symmetrical, bell-shaped light-curve. Supernovae usually
have non-symmetric light curves i.e. they fade much more slowly than
they brighten. The researchers intend to re-observe the part of the sky in coming months, hoping that the object re-appears.
Hi [edited out]
nothing that I am aware of, you may try a search on astro ph for science papers using the target name in a keyword search
On Nov 29, 2009, at 1:31 PM, [edited out]wrote:
Is there any additional information on the mysterious flash of light discovered by HST in 2006?
Galactic vs. Extragalactic Origin of the Peculiar Transient SCP 06F6
We cannot rule out any of these models, but can rank
them from most to least preferred. Our favorite model is a tidal disruption of a
CO white dwarf (WD) by an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH). To account
for the properties of the SCP 06F6 event, we have to assume the presence of a strong disk wind that was not included in previous numerical simulations.
Another civilization turning on their Large Hadron Collider and exploded!
Originally posted by C.H.U.D.
If that's so then they probably wired it up wrong because ours has been up and running for some days now!
Originally posted by Xeven
... I cannot find anything more on this odd detection...
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
There are not too many astronomers or astrophysicists who believe they know close to everything there is to know about the universe.