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Could the Mystery of the Milky Way hold the Key to Future Life on Planet Earth?
hubpages.com ^ | 5/23/09 | JXB7076

Posted on 05/23/2009 10:54:09 PM PDT by jxb7076

The Milky Way, sometimes called simply the Galaxy, is the galaxy in which our Solar System is located. It is a barred spiral galaxy that is part of the Local Group of galaxies. It is one of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. Its name is a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, which derives from the Greek Γαλαξίας (Galaxias or Galaxiases), both of which refer to the pale band of light formed by the galactic plane as seen from Earth (see etymology of galaxy). Some sources hold that, strictly speaking, the term Milky Way should refer exclusively to the band of light that the galaxy forms in the night sky, while the galaxy as an astrophysical whole should receive the full name Milky Way Galaxy, or alternatively the Galaxy.[4][5][6] However, it is unclear how widespread this convention is, and the term Milky Way is routinely used in either context. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Education; History; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; galaxy; milkyway; orionbelt; perseus

1 posted on 05/23/2009 10:54:10 PM PDT by jxb7076
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To: jxb7076

It is also a delicious candy bar.


2 posted on 05/23/2009 10:59:22 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan

lol - personally I prefer the snicker’s bar!


3 posted on 05/23/2009 11:14:19 PM PDT by jxb7076
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To: jxb7076

Never noticed it until I slept in a sleeping bag outdoors in the mountains looking up at the stars. My snoring kept the bears away.


4 posted on 05/23/2009 11:34:26 PM PDT by budwiesest (Momma, let your babies grow up to be cowgirls.)
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To: jxb7076

Cool read thanks for the post.


5 posted on 05/23/2009 11:46:41 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (Step 1: Expel half the party and write off huge chunks of the country. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit.)
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To: jxb7076

What a joke. This reads like a fifth grade essay, which I suspect it is.


6 posted on 05/24/2009 3:58:49 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

I agree. Looks like a cut and paste job. The repeated facts imply a lack of comprehension of some of the facts.


7 posted on 05/24/2009 6:07:38 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: budwiesest

The bears thought your were one of them -in hibernation! :)


8 posted on 05/24/2009 6:55:14 AM PDT by jxb7076
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To: Eyes Unclouded

You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed it.


9 posted on 05/24/2009 6:56:10 AM PDT by jxb7076
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To: John Valentine

Thanks for the feedback!


10 posted on 05/24/2009 6:56:43 AM PDT by jxb7076
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To: Voter62vb

Thanks for the fedback.


11 posted on 05/24/2009 6:57:34 AM PDT by jxb7076
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To: jxb7076

That’s just nuts!


12 posted on 05/24/2009 6:58:26 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: jxb7076

jxb7076 wrote: “The earth’s Sun is approximately 30,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy..... The planet earth is positioned approximately 26 thousand light years from the center of the galaxy on what is identified by scientists as “Orion Arm.” “

The facts in the article show a difference of four thousand light years between the sun and the earth from the center of our galaxy. Four thousand light years is enormous.

Light from the sun hits earth in about 8 minutes give or take.

Also, the article references the density being so huge. Density is a measure of “how much per volume” and in a homgenous material would be consistent no matter the size of the object (galaxy).

When one is submitting articles for review, it is my opinion that the author should strive to keep the science straight. There are serious (series? jk) ramifications when improper use of scope, terms, scale and concepts are allowed to pass in our public dialogue and media.

I applaud the quest of knowledge but a part of all of our jouneys is truth, the ablility to discern and properly communicate the discovery based on the facts.

Otherwise, snake oil merchants and demagogues rule.

Good luck to you!


13 posted on 05/24/2009 9:03:08 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Voter62vb

Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!


14 posted on 05/24/2009 9:57:25 AM PDT by jxb7076
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To: Alas Babylon!

What’s nuts - the article itself, the content, the style, the subject matter? Please be specific as I am looking for feedback. In the meantime, thanks for the comment.


15 posted on 05/24/2009 9:59:26 AM PDT by jxb7076
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To: jxb7076

Whoa! Ease up. It’s a pun—play on words.

He said he prefered a Milky Way bar, you said a Snickers, and I said that’s just nuts... Snickers—nuts.

It’s a joke!

A Milky Way doesn’t have nuts; a Snickers does.

Context, man!!!!


16 posted on 05/24/2009 4:49:46 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: B-Chan
Also,

For Weeabos
17 posted on 05/24/2009 4:56:29 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (Hey there, White House Ha Ha Charade you are)
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...
...data also suggests that two of earth mass extensions -- the Permian (250 million years BCE) and the Ordovician (450 million years BCE) corresponds with this cycle. Evolutionists have made multiple attempts to explain these events without success.
IOW, they're unreconstructed gradualist losers.
 
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18 posted on 05/24/2009 7:33:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv; jxb7076
earth mass extensions

Perhaps that would be 'earth mass extinctions'.

19 posted on 05/24/2009 7:47:03 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Oh, I get it. Sort of like “Peter Paul Almond Joy have nuts - - - mounds dont!

WOW, thanks for clearing that up!!

:)


20 posted on 05/24/2009 7:52:24 PM PDT by jxb7076
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

good catch - thanks!


21 posted on 05/24/2009 7:54:12 PM PDT by jxb7076
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To: Voter62vb

There are two differnt distances to the galactic center mentioned in the same paragraph withoug the slightest embarrasment or care.


22 posted on 05/24/2009 9:03:30 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: jxb7076
The Milky Way is a community of stars that boasts a stellar population of more than 100 to 300 billion members. Its density is so immense that light from one side takes approximately 100 thousand years to reach the opposite side

Density should read diameter. Some science writer flunked physics.

23 posted on 05/25/2009 10:07:27 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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