Originally posted by drphilxr
Originally posted by Essan
reply to post by St Udio
I wouldn't say necessarily within the Milky Way, to me cosmic neighbourhood would be the local group of galaxies. So within a few tens of millions of light years. But I may be wrong.
Tsk Tsk there are so many interpretations of local neighborhood.
Local Solar system - that goes out nearly 2 light years. I would start there.
Yes, its possible its a quadrant or outer limb galactic thing.
My money is on LOCAL from the orbit of saturn to asteroid belt*, despite chandra focusing
on very distant galaxies near quasars 8 billion light years away! (but a kuiper belt object is
also very possible)
edit on 11/11/2010 by drphilxr because: little caveat added
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
reply to post by Oxize
They refer specifically to the Chandra X-ray observatory.
WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Chandra X-ray Observatory's discovery of an exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood.
Originally posted by stirling
Seriously, though, if its infra red they are talking about id say maybe theyve finally confirmed our dwarf companion.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has observed an unusual galaxy cluster that contains a bright core of relatively cool gas surrounding a quasar called 3C 186. This is the most distant such object yet observed, and could provide insight into the triggering of quasars and the growth of galaxy clusters. What makes this particular galaxy cluster and its strong cooling core interesting is its age. 3C 186 is about 8 billion light years away from Earth, making it the most distant known galaxy cluster to contain a prominent cooling core.
Originally posted by Magnus47
reply to post by Oaktree
I doubt it. 8 billion light-years away is nowhere near our "cosmic neighborhood" by anyone's standards.