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Originally posted by TarzanBeta
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
reply to post by TarzanBeta
The polarization does seem to reflect a polarizing force from within the galactic center. Considering that they suspect that a super massive blackhole may exist at our galactic center, this tilt of the nebulae is another indicator of a strong center. What makes it interesting though is that, instead of all the material being pulled toward the center, it's butterfly shaped, regardless of composition or size. That's the interesting part.
You gotta remember there isn't just gravity, but centrifugal force at work. Riiiiip.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
Hubble Finds Mystery Alignment of 'Butterfly' Nebulae
This is interesting. Using the Hubble telescope and the European Southern Observatory's New Technology Telescope (or NTT) to view more than 100 planetary nebulae near the center of our galaxy, astronomers have found an unexpected alignment of many Bipolar planetary nebulae -- which are "butterfly"-shaped or "hourglass"-shaped nebulae. The long axes of these nebulae tend to align with the plane of the galaxy.
Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's New Technology Telescope to explore more than 100 planetary nebulae in the central bulge of our galaxy. They have found that butterfly-shaped members of this cosmic family tend to be mysteriously aligned — a surprising result given their different histories and varied properties....
..."This really is a surprising find and, if it holds true, a very important one," explains Bryan Rees of the University of Manchester, one of the paper's two authors. "Many of these ghostly butterflies appear to have their long axes aligned along the plane of our galaxy."
What makes this to be a surprising find is that astronomers don't see any interaction or past history among these nebulae. However, it seems to me that there could be some mechanical process in the creation of these nebulae that is reacting with some previously unknown structure to the galaxy...
...i.e., there is some aspect of the manner in which the galaxy works that is causing this alignment.
Originally posted by McGinty
Well, the alignment of the stars in our galaxy, is caused by the massive black hole at it's centre (the same can probably be said for every other galaxy).
So could there be a distant truly super massive black hole that's causing this alignment of galaxies?
If so it would be surprising if it's location wasn't that of the 'big bang'.
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stars of a certain mass orbiting a galaxy will after a nova exhibit what has been observed. Like bits of debris in a whirlpool. Different size debris will have different behaviours as it circles away. And like forrest gump says"thats all id like to say about that"
Originally posted by TarzanBeta
I would like to point out that user symptomoftheuniverse applied and found understanding. Though that user is unwilling to provide personal insight into the matter.
The Electric Universe proponents take a stab at the standard model in the light of this new discovery:
So what is the mainstream science's stand on this?