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Andromeda like never seen before!

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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Two ESA observatories have combined forces to show the Andromeda Galaxy in a new light. Herschel sees rings of star formation in this, the most detailed image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever taken at infrared wavelengths, and XMM-Newton shows dying stars shining X-rays into space.

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The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest large galactic neighbor, containing several hundred billion stars. Combined, these images show all stages of the stellar life cycle. The infrared image from Herschel shows areas of cool dust that trace reservoirs of gas in which forming stars are embedded. The optical image shows adult stars. XMM-Newton’s X-ray image shows the violent endpoints of stellar evolution, in which individual stars explode or pairs of stars pull each other to pieces. Credits: (Credit: Infrared: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/J. Fritz, U. Gent; X-ray: ESA/XMM-Newton/EPIC/W. Pietsch, MPE; optical: R. Gendler)


Beautiful images,I cannot wait to see more upcoming imagery and information.
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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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we must study this galaxy more because we have all the secrets a galaxy can offer in our backyard, let me remind you that we still know basically nothing about star formation



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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Fascinating.

How can anyone deny life on other planets/ Galaxies?

when there are so many just like ours that could home life that have been around for a lot longer than we have...

Great pics and post

s&f



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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Great pics, I seen these on TV the other day.

Andromeda is the only galaxy we can see with the naked eye. When you look at those pics and when you think there could quite easily be someone standing on a planet over there looking at us and wondering if there is life in our galaxy



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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I think I can see faint bubble shapes in the 2nd link image. And also in one of the images in the 1st link.

Can anyone else see them?

Excellent pics


S&F



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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Is this really new?

Because the wallpaper I use on my laptop is exactly the "optical" version of the image.
And I use it for almost two years.


Peace



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 10:01 AM
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Starred and flagged.


Can you imagine, just floating out there by yourself? A few million miles away so you can take in the entire sight? I sometimes have to force myself to believe that this is out there, it's so beautiful and surreal that it's borderline unbelievable.


I dream of experiencing this stuff first hand. So those darn E.T's better hurry up!



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Go with billions. Trillions. Light years. 1.5 MILLION LY should put you about half-way to andromeda.

We're over 90 million miles away from the sun. Neptune is almost 3 trillion miles out from the sun. Hardly far enough to get a good view of the galaxy. Baffling, isn't it?

Andromeda is roughly 14,931,389,500,000,000,000 miles away. What is that? 15 quintillion miles?! My brain has no reference for a distance so vast. It literally means nothing to me.
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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Those images are beautiful. Galactic pornography at its best!



Originally posted by an0maly33
reply to post by Frontkjemper
 


Go with billions. Trillions. Light years. 1.5 MILLION LY should put you about half-way to andromeda.

We're over 90 million miles away from the sun. Neptune is almost 3 trillion miles out from the sun. Hardly far enough to get a good view of the galaxy. Baffling, isn't it?

Andromeda is roughly 14,931,389,500,000,000,000 miles away. What is that? 15 quintillion miles?! My brain has no reference for a distance so vast. It literally means nothing to me.
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I really like your reply. It really puts things into perspective.

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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if you live south enough you can see the Magellanic clouds which are satellites of are own galaxy

S&F for OP



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Awesome, thanks for sharing! SF

What we got able to see in the last 15 years circa with Chandra Spitzer Hubble and all the others is just amazing and, according to the most recent theories, it's just 5% of the universe since the remaining 95 is "dark" stuff. We really don't have a clue in what kind of place we live...



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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In my research of the Nazi Bell or Die Glocke, I have come across diagrams and photos of plasma patterns around a spherical X-ray rhetron looking very similar to this. Especially in the work of G.N. Flyrov. The infra red rings of stars around Andromeda remind me greatly of compressed concentric rings of electrons spinning inside a spherical Tokamak Rhetron.

It suggests to me two things. Fopr want of a better word at the centre of this system is a crucible of powerful xray radiation. Whilst it emits X-rays it also emits powerful magnetic radiation holding the entire structure in orbit around it.

There is both a pulling (magnetic) and a pushing (X-rays) and it is also polarised by the axial spin of the mass at the core (spin rotation)

In other words there are two processes, magnetic and radioactive going on hand in hand and linked with each other.

Given that the same laws of physics apply perhaps the galaxy is just like a scaled up cyclotron?
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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by Paulos
Great pics, I seen these on TV the other day.

Andromeda is the only galaxy we can see with the naked eye. When you look at those pics and when you think there could quite easily be someone standing on a planet over there looking at us and wondering if there is life in our galaxy


nice one paulos, that is an excellent comment.. i only found out the andromida galaxy can be seen with the naked eye the other day, when i saw it on tv. and to think that someone on another galaxy! could be looking at us and wondering if there is life in our galaxy is amazing.. as i now will if i ever locate it amd see it in the sky...

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by an0maly33
reply to post by Frontkjemper
 


Go with billions. Trillions. Light years. 1.5 MILLION LY should put you about half-way to andromeda.

We're over 90 million miles away from the sun. Neptune is almost 3 trillion miles out from the sun. Hardly far enough to get a good view of the galaxy. Baffling, isn't it?

Andromeda is roughly 14,931,389,500,000,000,000 miles away. What is that? 15 quintillion miles?! My brain has no reference for a distance so vast. It literally means nothing to me.
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I think that figure is actually the US deficit.
SnF
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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by an0maly33
reply to post by Frontkjemper
 


Go with billions. Trillions. Light years. 1.5 MILLION LY should put you about half-way to andromeda.

We're over 90 million miles away from the sun. Neptune is almost 3 trillion miles out from the sun. Hardly far enough to get a good view of the galaxy. Baffling, isn't it?

Andromeda is roughly 14,931,389,500,000,000,000 miles away. What is that? 15 quintillion miles?! My brain has no reference for a distance so vast. It literally means nothing to me.
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thats what makes it so amazing.. a distance your brain cannot even begin to comprehend and the same as our galaxy, a number of stars our brains cannot comprehend.. and we can see that with our naked eye!!

its actually pretty mindblowing!

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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Gadfry! I just love the scaled up cyclotron theory!
It sort of fits right in with the electric universe boys picture.
frm what i understand the stars are all connected (electrical circuit wise)The individual suns are the next sub set, and the planets of each sun the next subset....
I am sure the connections are intertwined with quantam connections of some descrption too....making this old multiverse one giant humming entity which when manifest in the form of total consciousness, we call God.......
I really do have hopes that the book recently linked to ATS called the New Science, by Wilbert B Smith
will ring some bells with the better physicist among us here, and help drag us out of our badly flawed paradime.....
Electric Universe plus Quadrature may just boost us a whole leg up in the free energy realm.
One can only watch and hope i guess......



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by an0maly33
reply to post by Frontkjemper
 


Go with billions. Trillions. Light years. 1.5 MILLION LY should put you about half-way to andromeda.

We're over 90 million miles away from the sun. Neptune is almost 3 trillion miles out from the sun. Hardly far enough to get a good view of the galaxy. Baffling, isn't it?

Andromeda is roughly 14,931,389,500,000,000,000 miles away. What is that? 15 quintillion miles?! My brain has no reference for a distance so vast. It literally means nothing to me.
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to think we are alone in the universe is ludacris. to think that a race of people from another vast region off space has conquered the ability to cross such vast distances is incredible.

the quote from neil armstrong "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" sounds ridiculous when looking at these pictures. but i believe mankind has the intelligence but not the will to cross space.

i believe einstein was on the right track but he cracked a very small piece of the puzzle. he even said it appears that there is a cosmic speed limit in place that prevents intergalactic space travel. the distances are physically real and i believe mankind will one day find a way when God lifts the cosmic speed limit for man and inspires us with the gift of spacetravel.



posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 08:46 PM
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Just amazing!
Its insane to imagine that we can take a picture of such a vast distance of space and that it can make something as beautiful as this!

I also think the same thing Frontkjemper, I picture myself just floating in space and being able to see these magnificent images, I mean they are so big Its hard to believe they are actually true, but they are!



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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It is absolutely amazing what we are able to do presently scientifically and on a technological level.
The images we are able to capture now,new theories being hypothesized,how deep we are now able to search within the outer-edges of the cosmos.Simply breath taking and awe inspiring.

I love these new images and look forward with baited breath for more to follow



posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Here is Andromeda in it's UV glory:


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Another beautiful Image.Enjoy!

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