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Hubble Catches Heavyweight Runaway Star Speeding from 30 Doradus

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:04 PM
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ScienceDaily (May 11, 2010) — A heavy runaway star rushing away from a nearby stellar nursery at more than 400 000 kilometers per hour, a speed that would get you to the Moon and back in two hours. The runaway is the most extreme case of a very massive star that has been kicked out of its home by a group of even heftier siblings.




This image of the 30 Doradus Nebula, a rambunctious stellar nursery, and the enlarged inset photo show a heavyweight star that may have been kicked out of its home by a pair of heftier siblings. In the inset image at right, an arrow points to the stellar runaway and a dashed arrow to its presumed direction of motion. The image was taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The heavyweight star, called 30 Dor #016, is 90 times more massive than the Sun and is travelling at more than 400 000 kilometres an hour from its home. In the wider view of 30 Doradus, the homeless star, located on the outskirts of the nebula, is centred within a white box. The box shows Hubble’s field of view. The image was taken by the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope on La Silla, Chile. (Credit: NASA, ESA, C. Evans (Royal Observatory Edinburgh), N. Walborn (STScI) and ESO)

Tantalizing clues from three observatories, including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's newly installed Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS), and some old-fashioned detective work, suggest that the star may have travelled about 375 light-years from its suspected home, a giant star cluster called R136.

The homeless star is on the outskirts of the 30 Doradus Nebula, a raucous stellar breeding ground in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud. The finding bolsters evidence that the most massive stars in the local Universe reside in 30 Doradus, making it a unique laboratory for studying heavyweight stars. 30 Doradus, also called the Tarantula Nebula, is roughly 170 000 light-years from Earth. Nestled in the core of 30 Doradus, R136 contains several stars topping 100 solar masses each.

The observations offer insights into how massive star clusters behave.

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Simply amazing. I find myself more and more getting lost in deep space pictures, just wondering and day dreaming. This is quite amazing and I'll take any chance to share something awe inspiring!




posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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S&F for the find.


However why does this story make me feel sick? The .line made my stomach drop.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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wow this is amazing, there's always too much going on in space to get my . around.
thanks for this info.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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Wonder what it could really be! So very cool, S+F for YEE!



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
reply to post by listerofsmeg
 


Wonder what it could really be! So very cool, S+F for YEE!




It has to be.....wait for it..... wwwaiit for itttt....



NIBIRU ON ITS WAY RIGHT NOW! lol


[edit on 11-5-2010 by Crossfate]



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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Dude, naw...It's not cool...Well depending on where it is....Just goes to show that it could all end with the quickness.




posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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In that picture it radiates blue, have i read something about the falling of a blue star somewhere? i have read so much info i can't keep track anymore.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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Ha ha


So you are the reason my thread just got closed ?


Well to bad.

Let me start with a star and a flag.
Good find.

Amazing isn't it
I'll share my work on it here.

Link to picture source

Massive stars

Another source for the article

My thread An impossible star
Where they say stars more then 10 solar masses is impossible and ( in the same article) say that they knew that there were more massive stars.
Go figure.



[edit on 5/11/2010 by Sinter Klaas]



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by onequestion
In that picture it radiates blue, have i read something about the falling of a blue star somewhere? i have read so much info i can't keep track anymore.


That makes two of us and for me it somehow all seems to intermingle with itself.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
Ha ha


So you are the reason my thread just got closed ?


Well to bad.

Let me start with a star and a flag.
Good find.

Amazing isn't it


I was in the middle of responding to your thread, was gonna star and flag it as well.


I went to hit reply and it was already closed. A quick mod for sure!

But it is truly amazing.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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Im serious here for some reason reading this makes my stomach churn? Anyone else feel that?



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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what prophecy was it that mentioned the blue star falling from the sky? revelation? or something i have read recently...

mybe there is an astrologer or someone who would know more about this type of prophecy that could comment for your benefit.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by jazz10
Im serious here for some reason reading this makes my stomach churn? Anyone else feel that?


I don't particularly feel anything eerie or noticeable but I'll tell ya when I read how fast that sucker was moving..... Something inside was like "well now, is this thing running from or to something". Kind of reminded me of the planet from 5th element when it was just a' hauling!

You never know, hell I don't that's for sure.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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how stationary was the star before it began running? did it have a path that it followed? or did it just suddenly start moving?


it has always been my belief that with each star there is a related event within our realm of consciousness, could this have signaled an event within OUR realm of consciousness?

[edit on 11-5-2010 by onequestion]



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:49 PM
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On another serious note, Why is it i get bashed down when i mention The Revelations and the 7 Trumpets? Its all there folks. For those that choose to bash me for it again, well thats up to you, but seriously? The Bible? You couldnt make it up.
Icelands Volcanos
Oil rig Disaster
Pope Fatima
BA strike
Queens lack of public apearances?
Harrods sold. Why did al Fayed not hand it down to his family if it was that important to him?

Did anyone not notice the big grey cloud over the palace on sky news? With a massive rainbow??? You couldnt make it up.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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jazz10 can you provide us with a link o your thread or information regarding what you are saying to reiterate? if you have the information on hand please save us the time. if not its ok i am going to look it up.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by onequestion
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how stationary was the star before it began running? did it have a path that it followed? or did it just suddenly start moving?


it has always been my belief that with each star there is a related event within our realm of consciousness, could this have signaled an event within OUR realm of consciousness?

[edit on 11-5-2010 by onequestion]


Here's from the article:

Runaway stars can be made in a couple of ways. A star may encounter one or two heavier siblings in a massive, dense cluster and get booted out through a stellar game of pinball. Or, a star may get a "kick" from a supernova explosion in a binary system, with the more massive star exploding first.

"It is generally accepted, however, that R136 is young enough that the cluster's most massive stars have not yet exploded as supernovae," says COS team member Danny Lennon of the Space Telescope Science Institute. "This implies that the star must have been ejected through dynamical interaction."

Astronomers have been on the trail of this rogue star since 2006 when a team led by Ian Howarth of University College London, UK, spotted it with the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. The observation revealed that the stellar misfit is an exceptionally hot, massive blue-white star and relatively far from any cluster in which such stars are usually found.

Sifting through Hubble's archive of images, astronomers found another important piece of evidence. An optical image of the star taken by the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in 1995 revealed that it is at one end of an egg-shaped cavity. The cavity's glowing edges stretch behind the star and point in the direction of its home in 30 Doradus.

Its velocity corresponds to an unusual motion relative to the star's surroundings, evidence that it is a runaway star.

The wayward star will continue to streak across space, says team member Paul Crowther of the University of Sheffield in England, and will eventually end its life in a titanic supernova explosion, likely leaving behind a remnant black hole.


So I suppose it could have been bumped into or a supernova could have shot it out of there. I wish I knew for sure.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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You sir are a gentlemen and a scholar for sharing that info.


[edit on 11-5-2010 by Crossfate]



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 04:03 PM
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If my math is correct, you need not worry

Distance From Nebula = 621,371,192,237,334,000 miles

If .ing straight to earth at 250,000 mph it will arrive at:

621,371,192,237,334,000 miles / 250,000 mph = 2485480000000 hours

and (2485480000000 hours / 24 hours/day) = 103,562,000,000 days

or (103562000000 days / 365.25 days/year) = 283,536,935 years

So if it was coming straight for us, negating all other forces, you've got 283 million years to prepare.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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Heres a link regarding egypt
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Its all unfolding people....i can feel it,
would you like me to remind you of the seven trumpets?




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