Astronomers Find Two Galaxy Systems Like Our Own

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posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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In the quest to prove we’re not alone in the universe astronomers have at least proved the Milky Way isn’t, according to a paper revealing the existence of two galaxy systems almost exactly like ours.


It seems to me there is more news every day regarding out cosmic back yard. This, to me is BIG news. As previously posted in past posts, THIS JUST BLOWS ME AWAY!

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The team made the discovery by making use of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey (GAMA), a project that brings together data from six wide-field survey telescopes to build a detailed 3D map of galaxies in the local universe. Using this map the astronomers identified, for the first time, that 14 galaxies similar to the Milky Way are also accompanied by dwarf galaxies similar to the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds orbiting our galaxy. Of these, lead researcher Aaron Robotham of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) said in a press release that two are “an almost exact match.”




We are getting closer and closer! Yahhhhhhooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 
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posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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Interesting read Op. Leaves one to wonder if there is life in this new found galaxy. And if there is, I hope it's more intelligent than the life in our galaxy.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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Yeah, you are right there my friend. One can only hope hey?



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by Rubicant13
reply to post by CaptainBeno
 

Interesting read Op. Leaves one to wonder if there is life in this new found galaxy. And if there is, I hope it's more intelligent than the life in our galaxy.







probably not cause they all think they are so special that no one could be better than them,sad fact about the human race.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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Always fascinated with these discoveries. I am convinced there are other out there. It would be nice to have been born 3 or 4 hundred years from now.

Instead we have to suffer through corporate and political greed that is holding us back as a civilization. (sorry for the downer at the end.)



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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No, you are excused my friend. Downer totally accepted.



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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I'm wondering if there is some alien race out there thinking with mirrors



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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What if it is our own galaxy? This is something i've wondered about in the past. If the universe wraps around, then the light from our own galaxy would eventually reach us.

It's not entirely implausible, after all the Universe can't just end, it must circle back. The light from stars we see in the sky might have gone around a few times. It would certainly open the door for direct analysis of our own past.





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