Bending Gravity

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PostThu Mar 25, 2010 5:36 am » by Bobbie

Bending Gravity, Researchers Capture Star-Birthing Region 10 Billion Light Years Away
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Sharpest Image Yet of Star-Birthing Factories About 10 billion light-years away, SMMJ2135-0102 appears in such great detail because of a cosmic alignment that allowed researchers to capture it 16 times larger than it usually appears. M. Kornmesser/ESO

Using a little astrophysical magic and the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment Telescope in northern Chile, astronomers at Durham University in England captured the best view yet of individual star nurseries in a galaxy a full 10 billion light-years from Earth. And all they had to do was bend a little light.

The star birth region above -- SMMJ2135-0102, for those of you keeping cosmic score -- is about 300 light-years across and contains concentrations of stars 100 times greater than similar regions in our own galaxy. Follow up snapshots taken with the Submillimeter Array in Hawaii further sharpened the view, revealing four star-forming factories in the galaxy.
But while images of the far cosmos are nearly always visually appealing, this one is especially intriguing because of the way it was captured. This faraway galaxy normally couldn't be seen in such dramatic detail, but as chance would have it a huge cluster of nearer galaxies drifted into our line of sight to SMMJ2135-0102 Because massive bodies -- like huge clusters of galaxies -- bend light, the further galaxy appeared 16 times larger to telescopes here on Earth.

This view shows the nursery at its star-birthing peak when the universe was about 3 billion years old. And it's true what they say: the miracle of birth is a beautiful sight to behold. ... years-away

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PostThu Mar 25, 2010 6:38 am » by Lucidlemondrop

Your post reminds me of an article I ran across a while back speaking of the formation of stars.


Note: The image above is an artist's rendition.

"Astronomers have observed for the first time a jet of matter spiraling outward from an infant star, as if a lengthy strand of curly pasta. The enormous jet, which shoots out in two directions, is rocketing material away from the so-called protostar and into interstellar space at more than 'supersonic speeds'."

I am proposing a different, more or less diametrically opposed view of star and galaxy formation to the theory held today. Stars are formed by vortex action. It is the spin that initiates a vortex that is the seed for star formation, not gravity.

What is today called an "accretion disk" is actually a sign of dissipation. The work of accretion in star formation is done by the concentrating forces of a double vortex. That vortex accretes interstellar gases like a giant whirlpool and it is vortex action that is causing the accumulation of matter - not gravity as generally assumed.

Spin is the causative force in forming any agglomeration of matter. It is the seed for the formation of galaxies, stars and planets. Spin forms a double vortex, which is responsible for concentrating matter that is finely distributed in the universe. Spin is also a telltale signature of the energy of life.

The firework at the point of impact of the two opposing vortices is a permanent feature, a source of light and other radiation located inside both planets and stars. In planets, it remains a hidden feature only occasionally giving rise to a halo of light we see as an aurora around the polar openings. In stars, that firework is what determines a star's luminosity.

The postulated fusion reaction of hydrogen into helium is not what drives heat and luminosity of stars. It may be a secondary reaction to the real source of the star's luminosity, which is the violent impact of two vortices at the center of the star.

2) a central luminous feature will be visible when looking straight at the polar opening of a planet and reflections of this "internal light source" will cause luminous phenomena visible under certain conditions to observers who are not aligned with the planet's axis

Could this statement be referring to a bending of light?

The Birthing of a Star is an amazing thing to behold and just mind blowing that it could be photographed and shared with millions so far away.

Thanks for posting this, Bobbie, got me thinking of somethings I haven't thought of for quite some time. ... irlpo.html

What a long strange trip it's been..............

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PostThu Mar 25, 2010 6:43 am » by Kingz


:shock: :o WOOW That one is just amazing!!!
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PostThu Mar 25, 2010 7:10 am » by jetxvii

Why isn't there a Super giant stars or planets that have been seen yet? surely there has to be bigger scaled things out there in the universe no?

I mean like Galaxy sized stars? anyone thought of that?

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PostWed Jul 14, 2010 12:54 pm » by Smartmind

jetxvii wrote:Why isn't there a Super giant stars or planets that have been seen yet? surely there has to be bigger scaled things out there in the universe no?

I mean like Galaxy sized stars? anyone thought of that?

Quite simple, it has and does, except that at that scale gravity takes over and the object becomes a supermassive blackhole.. there is even one at the very centre of our galaxy the milky way! :sunny: :ohno:

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