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Thousends of newly discovered galaxies on photo !

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posted on May, 7 2010 @ 11:55 PM
An area roughly the size of a full Moon has been captured in a new photo. There are so unimaginable amount of galaxies in this picture... I was like...

Just take your time and just let your eyes focus. after you identify a number of spots as galaxies...

The new cosmic photo, a wide-field view from the European Southern Observatory, reveals many thousands of distant galaxies, including a large group belonging to the massive galaxy cluster known as Abell 315.

This wide-field, deep image reveals thousands of galaxies crowding an area on the sky roughly as large as the full moon. Beginning in the centre of the image and extending below and to the left, a concentration of about a hundred yellowish galaxies identifies a massive galaxy cluster, designated Abell 315, about two billion light-years away from us. Full Story. Credit: ESO/J. Dietrich

Link to image. Source.

Visit this link to read the full article. Thousands of Distant Galaxies Revealed in New Photo
That was the cool part.

I've noticed this,

In these clusters, the galaxies themselves contribute to only 10 percent of the mass, with hot gas in between the galaxies accounting for another ten percent. The remaining 80 percent is made up of an invisible and unknown ingredient called dark matter that can be found in between the galaxy structures.

The presence of dark matter is revealed through its gravitational effect: the enormous mass of a galaxy cluster acts on the light from galaxies behind it (much like a cosmic magnifying glass), bending the trajectory of the light and thus making the galaxies in the background appear slightly distorted.

The missing part here specificly.
A little while ago there was an article called. Astronomers find 90% more universe And a thread

And I already posted something similar to this. Yoou can find it here : Dark matter. Waste material ?

Well... In my book 10 % + 90 % = 100% .

Where comes the need for dark matter from then ?
Can anyone answer my question ?

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 12:00 AM
I love these kinds of pictures.

Makes me think there has gotta be something else out there that is alive.

Also makes me want to go stargazing. I'm totally gonna do that later on tonight.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 12:02 AM
reply to post by SolarE-Souljah

Have you noticed in the front of the picture on the right the galaxies which are easy to spot.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 12:11 AM
I bet you Pandora resides in one of thise galaxies

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 12:25 AM
reply to post by Senz20

I would really hope Pandora is still in our galaxy.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 01:09 AM
These are the kind of pictures that humble you. This is why we have a space program, for people who argue that it's a waste of money.

Look at this picture, and just imagine being outside of the atmosphere, looking out at this. Seeing trillions of galaxies spread out before you. The endless possibilities, the creatures and life on distant planets, the races we've yet to meet.

And yet, here we are, on the verge of our world devolving into insanity. If only people would take the time, to look at pictures like this, to look at pictures of Mars and Titan and beyond, they'd see it's really not worth it. It's not worth the petty land battles, the constant conflict.

There's so much more out there... makes me sad sometimes.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 01:52 AM
reply to post by JipStix

You do not realize how much I agree and can relate with that feeling.

I don't know if you seen this but it ads a bit to the immense proportions of the universe.

and of course.

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