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Crab Nebula

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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Crab Nebula


www.bbc.co.uk

The Crab Nebula has shocked astronomers by emitting an unprecedented blast of gamma rays, the highest-energy light in the Universe.

The cause of the 12 April gamma-ray flare, described at the Third Fermi Symposium in Rome, is a total mystery.

It seems to have come from a small area of the famous nebula, which is the wreckage from an exploded star.

The object has long been considered a steady source of light, but the Fermi telescope hints at greater activity.

The gamma-ray emission lasted for some six days, hitting levels 30 times higher than normal and varying at times from hour to
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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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This is the sort of thing that gets your attention. We think we have something bagged and bang we get a wake up call. It is events like these that show how little we no of the Universe.

It is also a testament our technology that we are able to record this type of event in the first place.

Probs as well for us that the crab nebula is far enough away from us, as not to cook us with it's Intense gamma rays


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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Interesting stuff indeed.

The wonders of the Universe never cease to amaze.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...
Aromaz mentions this in his thread on Nostradamus.
I'd recommend reading it.
edit on 15-5-2011 by Ghost375 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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I agree completely. Space is mysterious and most is far out of our reach.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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A blast from the past!

I like space.

Don't like crabs.




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