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'Crown of Thorns' Galaxy Photographed in Space
FOX News ^ | April 8, 2009

Posted on 04/08/2009 1:31:00 PM PDT by NYer


An unusual large galaxy with a shape bordering between spiral and elliptical has been spotted by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 7049 sits in the southern constellation Indus, and is the brightest of a cluster of galaxies, a so-called Brightest Cluster Galaxy (BCG). Typical BCGs are some of the oldest and most massive galaxies, which provide excellent opportunities for astronomers to study the elusive globular clusters lurking within.

The halo, a ghostly region of diffuse light surrounding the galaxy, is composed of myriads of individual stars and provides a luminous background to the swirling ring of dust lanes surrounding NGC 7049's core.

Small faint points of light sprinkled throughout the galaxy represent globular clusters, which are gravitational groupings of several hundreds of thousands of stars. They contain some of the first stars to be produced in a galaxy.

NGC 7049 has far fewer such clusters than other similar giant galaxies in very big, rich groups. This indicates to astronomers how the surrounding environment influenced the formation of galaxy halos in the early universe.

Hubble captured this image using its Advanced Camera for Surveys, which is primed to hunt galaxies and galaxy clusters in the remote and ancient universe. The space telescope recently imaged a group of colliding galaxies chosen in an online voting contest.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: crownofthorns; easter; galaxy; goodfriday; howgreatthouart; nasa; space
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1 posted on 04/08/2009 1:31:01 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


2 posted on 04/08/2009 1:31:36 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: NYer

Just in time for Holy Week.


3 posted on 04/08/2009 1:32:04 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: NYer

Great pic! That’s another keeper... for what, I don’t know, but I’m saving it none the less


4 posted on 04/08/2009 1:33:05 PM PDT by infidel29 (BARACkarl OBAmarx)
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To: NYer

When God speaks, He doesn’t mess around, does He?

How spectacular!


5 posted on 04/08/2009 1:33:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: NYer

How beautiful, and how timely.


6 posted on 04/08/2009 1:34:13 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: NYer

Hmmm, the hand the other day, now the crown of thorns... Maybe somebody up there is trying to get our attention??? He’s got mine.


7 posted on 04/08/2009 1:34:28 PM PDT by Grumpybutt
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To: NYer

bump


8 posted on 04/08/2009 1:34:40 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: NYer

Amen...

GOD is giving us every sign he can that JESUS is LORD

That all should repent and have everlasting life....


9 posted on 04/08/2009 1:34:47 PM PDT by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Separation of Church and State)
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To: Grumpybutt

I missed the hand.

He has my attention as well. Completely.


10 posted on 04/08/2009 1:37:54 PM PDT by Shelayne (And they say BUSH is a moron???)
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To: NYer

Just beautiful. Thank you for posting it!


11 posted on 04/08/2009 1:37:54 PM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: Grumpybutt
the hand the other day, now the crown of thorns ...

For the benefit of those who may have missed it.


Blue: Energy emanating from the nebula around the dying star PSR B1509-58. Red: A neighboring gas cloud called RCW 89

12 posted on 04/08/2009 1:39:02 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: EyeGuy

Amen... GOD has a sense of Humor when scientist think they are the Ultimate purveyors of TRUTH!! haha


13 posted on 04/08/2009 1:40:06 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: infidel29

Ya like that pic? Go here, and be amazed!
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
I get my desktop pics from that site.


14 posted on 04/08/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NYer

So beautiful!
Please keep these great images coming my FRiend :-)


15 posted on 04/08/2009 1:42:05 PM PDT by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: Shelayne
I missed the hand.

Bump to post #12.

16 posted on 04/08/2009 1:42:56 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: Grumpybutt

Me too!


17 posted on 04/08/2009 1:44:51 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: NYer

Wow.


18 posted on 04/08/2009 1:44:53 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: NYer

bump


19 posted on 04/08/2009 1:45:25 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: NYer
First, the Eye of God photo, then the hand of God photo, and now this...

There is no doubt God is trying to tell us something.

20 posted on 04/08/2009 1:45:41 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: rintense

Yeah, except that what we see today as those space images, is just light from those bodies, from millions of years ago.


21 posted on 04/08/2009 1:54:38 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: NYer

Cool picture!!!


22 posted on 04/08/2009 1:55:59 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Everything happens for a reason.


23 posted on 04/08/2009 1:56:10 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: NYer

Wow. Just, Wow!


24 posted on 04/08/2009 2:04:54 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Grumpybutt

What hand????


25 posted on 04/08/2009 2:18:19 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer

OMG! Message received!!!


26 posted on 04/08/2009 2:18:57 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Grumpybutt

uh, never mind!!


27 posted on 04/08/2009 2:20:39 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rintense
There is no doubt God is trying to tell us something.

As in the creation of the universe itself.

28 posted on 04/08/2009 2:27:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rintense

So, what is the “Eye of God” photo?


29 posted on 04/08/2009 2:29:05 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: Sans-Culotte

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_eye_of_god.htm


30 posted on 04/08/2009 2:35:05 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet
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To: NYer

Hummmm......interesting photo.....thanks.


31 posted on 04/08/2009 2:40:05 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: GulfWar1Vet

Thanks!


32 posted on 04/08/2009 2:47:35 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: NYer

Thank you - absolutely breathtaking!


33 posted on 04/08/2009 2:56:15 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pinging......


34 posted on 04/08/2009 2:58:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer

Thank you! That is really cool.


35 posted on 04/08/2009 3:07:51 PM PDT by Shelayne (And they say BUSH is a moron???)
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To: NYer

Reminds me of the story about the time an international gathering of scientists decided they knew everything and no longer needed God. They sent one of their group to a mountain top to tell God that they had solved all of life’s mysteries and He was no longer necessary. The Lord took it well and challenged the scientist to a contest, winner take all. He suggested they each make a man, and told the scientist to go first. The scientist reached down and picked up a hand full of dirt, but God told him, “Oh no, get your own dirt!”


36 posted on 04/08/2009 3:14:43 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Pretty!


37 posted on 04/08/2009 3:38:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: jwparkerjr
The scientist reached down and picked up a hand full of dirt, but God told him, “Oh no, get your own dirt!”

::: grin :::

38 posted on 04/08/2009 4:06:49 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: sig226

(( ping ))


39 posted on 04/08/2009 4:09:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Peanut Gallery

ping


40 posted on 04/08/2009 4:25:42 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Our Savior who art in Washinton, Hallowed be His name...)
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To: Sans-Culotte
So, what is the “Eye of God” photo?


41 posted on 04/08/2009 4:27:33 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: jwparkerjr

Outstanding! Thank you for posting that :-)


42 posted on 04/08/2009 4:29:53 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: NYer
The Sombrero Galaxy also has a pretty good smoke ring.


43 posted on 04/08/2009 4:35:44 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: NYer

bttt


44 posted on 04/08/2009 5:00:10 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: NYer

Bookmarked / thanks for thread!


45 posted on 04/08/2009 5:28:01 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: NYer

One of my favorite stories ever!


46 posted on 04/08/2009 5:34:58 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: OldBay

Ping


47 posted on 04/08/2009 6:29:26 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: NYer

That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


48 posted on 04/08/2009 7:47:15 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery (The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government.)
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To: F15Eagle; HollyB; Saoirise; TaraP; agrace; null and void; anniegetyourgun; Cindy; XeniaSt; ...
Ping. This pic is really amazing.

Acts 2:19 (NKJV):

“I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath...”

Numbers 24:17:

“I see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near:
A Star shall come out of Jacob;
A Scepter shall rise out of Israel,
And batter the brow of Moab,
And destroy all the sons of tumult.”

Revelation 22:16:

“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

John 1:5:

“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

49 posted on 04/08/2009 10:11:38 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 2 Thess 2:10)
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To: NYer

That sends a chill down my spine.


50 posted on 04/08/2009 10:16:22 PM PDT by rdl6989
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