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Galaxies Beyond Human Comprehension

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posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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Thousands of galaxies crowd into this Herschel image of the distant Universe. Each dot is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars. For more than a decade, astronomers have puzzled over strangely bright galaxies in the distant Universe. These ‘luminous infrared galaxies’ appear to be creating stars at such phenomenal rates that they defy conventional theories of galaxy formation.

ESA’s Herschel infrared space observatory, with its ability for very sensitive mapping over wide areas, has seen thousands of these galaxies and pinpointed their locations, showing for the first time that they are packing themselves closely together, forming large clusters of galaxies by the force of their mutual gravity.


This is another cool story that was just amazing to me.

How do you argue with a title like that?


Well, good to see we have no idea how galaxies form, at least now we can admit it.


I think that the best thing that happens in science is when we prove ourselves wrong, that is the only real way we learn. Cannot wait to see what comes out of this discovery.

Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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Oh, scientists definitely have a some ideas of how they form...

Unfortunately, ideas are all they have, lol.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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This amazing and simple image brings havoc in our mind!

But in the other side, this amazing and simple image must force all of us to rethink on our future and perspective as human race and "intelligent beings" in the universe.

Simply we don't know nothing about our universe. www.abovetopsecret.com...
S&F.

Believe: there is Good out there!



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posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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Speechless, just speechless.

Each dot, billions of stars. Who can deny there is life aside our own. I do see more of an acceptance to this idea in today's society. 15-20 years ago, this was more of a fringe idea. Now we have Astro-biology courses.

The idea of Panspermia was even heard on the lips of professor, and indeed, humanity may just be the gonads of Earth. Its one thing we are universaly good at.

Whenever I look up at the night sky on a clear night, I can't look back down. The wonders of wonders that exist out there, in countless (literally!), just countless number of stars, galaxys, planetary systems, nebula....

No matter how hard I try, I just can't wrap my head around the Infinite.

But I will never stop tryin! Just looks too pretty to waste.

Thanks for sharing.



posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by Adept_Zero
Oh, scientists definitely have a some ideas of how they form...

Unfortunately, ideas are all they have, lol.


Everything starts with an idea though, and although we might have been proven wrong, at least they will admit and try and modify our ideas on the subject. That is the best we can do, and probably will always be the best.

As long as they keep proving themselves wrong all we will do is advance in understanding.


Pred...



posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 07:55 PM
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That picture is so mind bogallingly beutifull that it makes my head hurt. How can that possably be?



posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Inspiring! Profound! And we are but a mere speck interwoven in its majesty. can you imagine the potential for life out there? Wow!



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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makes me wonder that there got to be huge turf battles with aliens out there



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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Originally posted by predator0187

These ‘luminous infrared galaxies’ appear to be creating stars at such phenomenal rates that they defy conventional theories of galaxy formation.
The picture is amazing!

But the article is disappointing. Each of those galaxies is a speck, they should elaborate about how they know what the rate of star formation is, I don't see how they can tell from that picture and the article doesn't explain it.

But that's a lot of galaxies!



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by Adept_Zero
Oh, scientists definitely have a some ideas of how they form...

Unfortunately, ideas are all they have, lol.



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“Man, know thyself, and thou will know the Universe and its Gods."



What is written in the above book has to be taken in context.

So in addition to the excerpts referenced in the above book, see also:


More Gnostic teachings about Nebula





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posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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to assume that there is no alien life is rediculous...ignorance, combined with the lack of critical-thinking skills, continues to keep humans at a disadvantage in relationship to other worlds.



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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this is one of gthe coolest photos i have seen....space would be a beautiful place



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 11:47 AM
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this would be amazing with the classic YOU ARE HERE arrow



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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The universe is such a mind boggling mystery, that I bet if we did meet Aliens, that they themselves wouldn't have a clue to how universe began!



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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I can just imagine someone in that photo looking up and wondering if there is anyone els out there



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 12:40 PM
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And they is just the ones we can see. I think that if we could see EVERY LAST one of the galaxies there are out there the sky may look a little more like this. So many stars and galaxies would be seen that it would never truly be night. The best darkest night we could hope for would be something like that of a clear night with a full moon. We would not be able to pick out stars and planets for our telescopes would be blinded.



I think we will never be able to see them all. Even with the number seen the OP picture that is still only a small fraction of what I feel is out there. The title of this thread is true beyond human comprehension



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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The article is a bit disappointing. But, I think they are still re checking their observations. I would want to be 110% sure of what they are seeing. That would be my thought anyway.


Pred...



posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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every dot on that picture is a galaxy?

wow, that just makes my head hurt




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