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Strange Green Object Discovered Floating in Space

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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This is pretty cool.

Citizen Scientists Making Incredible Discoveries :


Zooite Hanny van Arkel, a Dutch schoolteacher, discovered this strange green object floating in her cosmic soup:

When van Arkel noticed this unusual greenish object and posted an image of it on the Galaxy Zoo forum, not even the experts knew what it was.2 They named it "Voorwerp," Dutch for "object."

Another group of Zooites found green "peas" in theirs, and dubbed themselves the "Peas-Corp."


Source



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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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Here you go






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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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In this image, the Voorwerp floats near a spiral galaxy. Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope


These "green peas" are actually galaxies. Credit: Carolin Cardamone and Sloan Digital Sky Survey

I posted them for you, they are amazing and Hubble never ceases to amaze, we are living in times where things look like miracles.

Thanks for posting this.

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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Thanks...guess we got enough photos now!

I figured it out - Thanks!

So what is great about this is that you can sign up to search too.


And now you can be the one to find it, thanks to Zooniverse, a unique citizen science website. Zooniverse volunteers, who call themselves "Zooites," are working on a project called Galaxy Zoo, classifying distant galaxies imaged by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.




Zooniverse.org


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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Think this mystery have been solved, link here
www.technologyreview.com...



Astronomers Solve The Mystery of Hanny's Voorwerp Astrophysicists finally discover the origin of a supergiant cloud of green-glowing gas that is floating in intergalactic space.



Another group of Zooites found green "peas" in theirs, and dubbed themselves the "Peas-Corp." The peas turned out to be small, round green galaxies about a tenth the size of the Milky Way. These are now believed to be the most efficient star factories in the universe, forming huge numbers of stars in a hurry. "It was easy to find 'peas' by computer once we knew they were there, but without the human factor we'd never have noticed them," says Lintott.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:56 PM
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Maybe this is some type of being / entity or E.T . Hell, the universe is so big there ain't no telling what it could be



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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I think we should name it the Godzilla Nebula




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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:43 PM
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Looks to me like an alien decided to throw up after a night out on the town.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by Vandalour
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Think this mystery have been solved, link here
www.technologyreview.com...



Astronomers Solve The Mystery of Hanny's Voorwerp Astrophysicists finally discover the origin of a supergiant cloud of green-glowing gas that is floating in intergalactic space.



Another group of Zooites found green "peas" in theirs, and dubbed themselves the "Peas-Corp." The peas turned out to be small, round green galaxies about a tenth the size of the Milky Way. These are now believed to be the most efficient star factories in the universe, forming huge numbers of stars in a hurry. "It was easy to find 'peas' by computer once we knew they were there, but without the human factor we'd never have noticed them," says Lintott.




Excellent information, thanks for posting this link. That does seem to explain it sufficiently, though of course the mystery of the sudden quasar radiation remains, and is interesting as well. Man, that gas cloud looks freaking creepy, doesn't it? And knowing it is being lit by a black hole is amazing. It's the same reason a face looks creepy when you light it up from below. It's a galactic special effect.

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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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w/e it it is, its HUGE

edit: or very bright
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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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You know we know what it is, right?



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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They are classified as Starburst Galaxies. I sort of stumbled upon this classification on the 'Mysterious Radio Waves Emitted from a Nearby Galaxy' thread, where I found;




The gas clouds in galaxies are much larger than the stars. When the clouds hit each other, they compress and collapse to form a lot of stars in a short time. Galaxies undergoing such a burst of star formation are called starburst galaxies and they can be the among the most luminous of galaxies.


I'm not sure how much that research relates to this green galaxy thread, but I was until then unaware of the Starburst galaxy classification.

What I added is the last reply to This Thread



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Looks like the movie rendention of Galactus to me.
Lol.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Great find !

I had stumbled across this on tv awhile ago. checked it up on
wiki and found alot of info.

Really blows the mind. The voorwerp is roughly the size of our milky way, and has a massive central hole measuerd at 16,000 light years across. Super neat stuff !



posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Was that in the visible light spectrum?



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