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Scientists ID mysterious flash in distant galaxy

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Scientists ID mysterious flash in distant galaxy


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers think they have solved the mystery of an extraordinary flash spied in a faraway galaxy, saying it came from a massive black hole that devoured a star after it wandered too close.

The awesome energy released by the feeding frenzy was first detected by NASA's Swift satellite on March 28 and was later confirmed by a fleet of space and ground telescopes.
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Whole lot of activity going on in space, maybe it is because of advances in technology, that allow us to see and find more perhaps.

Always fun and intriguing to see what events occur in space.

With every thing that we have learned, what we know only pales in comparison to what we still have yet to know.

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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Isn't the swift satellite used to detect gamma ray burst?
Here is a real time link to a map of gamma ray bursts

grb.sonoma.edu...

If you go to the site,click on swift and march 28.
Sorry it wont let me copy and paste the info.

Great place to watch out for dreadful gamma-bursts that could cook us all.

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR


Whole lot of activity going on in space, maybe it is because of advances in technology, that allow us to see and find more perhaps.


You're exactly right. That is what is occurring. You see, we are experiencing what is akin to a baby slowly gaining "normal" sight. As our technology continues on its path of advancement (hopefully), we will be able to see more things; some of these things happening in our own back yard. We will be astounded at what we find. New possibilities will open up to us, and maybe just maybe, we'll be able to see that friends were always trying to contact us across the vast reaches of the dark abyss.


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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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My question is how they can ID the flash when they have no way of knowing 100% sure it was a star.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by w810i
My question is how they can ID the flash when they have no way of knowing 100% sure it was a star.


It was a "flash" and they are speculating that it was a star.

My question is if it happened in a distant galaxy,why not here?
We discover new things everyday.


Could what happened in the distant galaxy occur in our Milky Way? In theory yes, say scientists, but the chances are low.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:14 PM
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I'm just not a big fan of science and their "assumptions"



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by w810i
I'm just not a big fan of science and their "assumptions"


Well,science got us on this website to debunk science.
Science,in a sense, got us in this mess,but in a comfortable way.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982

Originally posted by w810i
I'm just not a big fan of science and their "assumptions"


Well,science got us on this website to debunk science.
Science,in a sense, got us in this mess,but in a comfortable way.


I understand what you are saying. I just think man is a touch arrogant in pretty much every area concering outter space
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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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This flash is the dance of the cosmos.The disco of the stars.Who are we to say what the hell it is.By nature it just "is"




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