Skip to comments.Early Large Galaxies Stun Cosmologists
Posted on 04/03/2009 8:32:37 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Early Large Galaxies Stun Cosmologists
April 02, 2009 Cosmology has a kind of Cambrian Explosion of its own to grapple with. Contrary to expectations, some of the earliest galaxies appear as large as current ones, if not larger. Astronomers, using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii, examined five galaxy clusters with ages estimated at 5 billion years after the Big Bang. Statements in a report on this study in
Nature News make it sound revolutionary:
are produced that expand outwards to agitate and heat up new gas on the periphery, preventing it from collapsing and falling in to form new stars.
That was the reason astronomers had for years used mergers to explain the growth of galaxies. If large galaxies already existed in the early universe, though, mergers become implausible. What is the alternative? One group suggests veins of cold gas, clinging to filaments of dark matter that can
pierce the hot gas shell of a growing galaxy and fuel its continued growth and lead to early galaxies growing rapaciously. It sounds like an ad hoc solution. It was proposed to get around the age problem. Is there any evidence? No one has seen dark matter, or knows what it is. The story ended with a hunt to explain glowing blobs of hydrogen gas in distant, ancient corners of the Universe
that might correspond with the proposed filaments. All parties agree that more work needs to be done.
We can see here the kind of mental gymnastics Darwinists would perform if someone found a Precambrian rabbit. The surprise level seems almost comparable. It never changes their core beliefs; it just changes the implausibility of the natural miracles they are willing to invoke to maintain their world view. For background, read an article in this months ICR magazine.
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Go figure. The cosmologists should consult with climatologists to be reassured that the computer models are correct and reality is wrong.
This only says there is more to learn.
That’s a good thing. We won’t be bored by all the answers at this moment.
“...based on galaxy-formation models...”
Galaxy models are just as accurate as climate models?
Yes, Galaxies used to be huge..............
Maybe the problem lies with Red Shift and inflation theories, rather than the size of galaxies.
Is that a Toxic Waste spill near the right front wheel?
LOL-that’s the only reason I opened this thread, as I knew someone would post a Galaxie pic.
Thanks for the ping!
I suspect a Chevy owner was nearby..............
Does this assist a creationism theory argument? Seems to, esp. with the scientists in an uproar about their galaxy formation theories being blown apart, in a big bang of discovery if I may say so.
house of cards continues to wobble....as the ‘scientists’ rush over to with glue, staple guns, paper mache’, tape, etc....(nothing to see here folks, move along, move along)
And,,, they looked at the galaxies “using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii!” Subarus make Galaxies look huge!
Yup, That’s a Ford Galaxy. I could tell by the oil leak!
Why are you quoting real scientists again? How does this new observation support the supernatural creation of anything?
All parties agree that more work needs to be done. Which is to add a few more trillion years for it to happen!
Creationism predicted this would happen.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, to mark appointed times, days, and years, and to serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth.” And so it was.(Genesis 1:14,15)
Truer words were never spoken (or keyed, around here).
Things change all the time as technology advances.
“New class of galaxy cluster discovered
Galaxy Zoo project reveals previously unseen galaxy formations
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The folks at the Galaxy Zoo project have been doing sterling work for some time now. Their self-imposed task is to stare at the numerous galaxies that appear in various deep sky surveys while trying to classify them.
Today, the project has paid off in silver dollars as the team announce the discovery of an entirely new type of galaxy cluster.
Although the entire Galaxy Zoo team has been involved, much of the credit must go to Marven Pedbost and Trillean Pomalgu at the University of Brentwood in the UK, who are destined to become legends in their own lunch times.
Take a look at the images in the paper below. They are truly spectacular.
Keep up the good work lads.
Ref: arxiv.org/abs/0903.5377: Galaxy Zoo: An Unusual New Class of Galaxy Cluster”
Galaxy formation is a hot topic right now.
Yep, if some here had their way, Copernicus would have been burned at the stake for saying the known solar system DIDN’T revolve around the earth.
The article lacks bold letters.
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