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Spectacular spiral galaxies more than 60million light years away
Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Oct. 29, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 10/30/2010 9:03:41 PM PDT by fightinJAG

Displayed in all their exquisite detail, six spectacular galaxies are pictured more clearly that they ever have before.

All of them are beautiful examples of spiral galaxies and were captured in images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

The pictures were taken in infrared light, using the impressive power of the HAWK-I camera, and will help astronomers understand how the remarkable spiral patterns in galaxies form and evolve.-incredible-new-detail.html#ixzz13uAfNijg

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: astronomy; galaxies; galaxy; haltonarp; lightyears; million; spectacular; spiral; telescope; xplanets

1 posted on 10/30/2010 9:03:42 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 10/30/2010 9:04:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: fightinJAG

3 posted on 10/30/2010 9:05:07 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: BenLurkin

Doesn’t somebody have an “Astronomy Picture of the Day” pinglist? Can’t remember who. Help?


4 posted on 10/30/2010 9:06:07 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: fightinJAG; sig226

Astronomy Picture ping


5 posted on 10/30/2010 9:07:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: fightinJAG
60 million light years = 360,000,000,000,000 miles. A very long walk.
6 posted on 10/30/2010 9:10:55 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: fightinJAG

The NGC 1672 spiral galaxy captured by the Hubble telescope is 60 million light-years away


7 posted on 10/30/2010 9:16:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s is beautiful!

I want to go there.


8 posted on 10/30/2010 9:19:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: JPG
A very long walk.

If there's no time limit, you could make it.
if given, light sail & provisions.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 9:31:01 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my plan...So just die (quicky), please & save $$$$ :^)
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To: JPG

A 3 qty PBJ stroll, to be sure.


10 posted on 10/30/2010 9:57:39 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam is a disease.)
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To: JPG
60 million light years = 360,000,000,000,000 miles

You would think that would put to bed the threads on FR about E.T. visiting us on a regular basis. But it doesn't......
11 posted on 10/30/2010 10:35:12 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: fightinJAG

How insignificant I feel at the sight of this!

The earth is not even equivalent to a speck of light in those clouds of stars. And we humans are nothing but tiny microbes scurrying around on earth’s crust.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 10:35:58 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: fightinJAG

Beautiful pictures.

Thanks for posting.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 10:39:00 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: aquila48

Go to my home-page, and click on the picture. Then, examine it in full size.


14 posted on 10/30/2010 11:38:45 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: JPG
Given that one light year = 5.88 trillion miles..........wouldn't it be 5.88 trillion x 60 million?

:}

15 posted on 10/31/2010 12:10:15 AM PDT by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November........)
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To: fightinJAG

sig226 was doing the APOD but apparently he has quit FR. I was looking at taking it on myself if I could figure out how to post it. I’ve tried but it’s not just a cut and paste.


16 posted on 10/31/2010 12:13:03 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: Vendome
I want to go there.

There's seems a certain pointlessness to places too far a way to ever go to, and too hostile to ever survive in, even if you could somehow get there.

17 posted on 10/31/2010 12:16:48 AM PDT by Minn
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To: fightinJAG
Would you believe there's an Obama like object at the very center of each galaxy.
18 posted on 10/31/2010 12:17:47 AM PDT by The Cajun
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To: fightinJAG

Just a thought- If the light from those galaxies took 60 million years to reach us, are they still there, and if so, how do they appear today?


19 posted on 10/31/2010 12:55:27 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Sarajevo

That’s an interesting and (I mean this in a good way) obvious question! So “obvious” I have never heard it posed before!

For all the time it takes sunlight to get here, we still can use “current” solar weather predictions to predict weather and other phenomenon here on earth.

Maybe an astronomer will happen by to shed light on this. No pun intended.


20 posted on 10/31/2010 6:17:01 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: JoeProBono

WOW. Awesome on so many levels!


21 posted on 10/31/2010 6:18:00 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: aquila48

It’s a strange and awesome experience that humans are so insignificant and so significant at the same time.


22 posted on 10/31/2010 6:21:46 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: JoeProBono

The more I look at that . . . the more the stars “hanging” in the foreground become absolutely spectacular in their own right. The sheer distances they seem to portray are wonderful.


23 posted on 10/31/2010 6:24:04 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: GATOR NAVY; JoeProBono; James C. Bennett

Maybe JoeProBono or James C. Bennett can help?


24 posted on 10/31/2010 6:27:12 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: fightinJAG

?


25 posted on 10/31/2010 6:53:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: The Cajun
Would you believe there's an Obama like object at the very center of each galaxy.

Complete with TelePrompTers?

26 posted on 10/31/2010 7:25:27 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: fightinJAG

...and so significant at the same time.

I wonder if we’re only significant to ourselves. But then, what or who else is it important to be significant to?


27 posted on 10/31/2010 11:31:22 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

In my humble opinion, to be significant only to ourselves is to be insignificant indeed! To me, the whole Earth and the universe “speaks” of a magnificent Creator; as far as I’m concerned, that conclusion is inescapable from what my own eyes see of the earth and the heavens every day.

In my experience, life doesn’t make one bit of sense apart from God and the fact that He, for reasons ultimately best known to himself, places significance on each individual and desires each one to be in fellowship with him.

I sincerely hope I’m not offending you here — I’m certainly not trying to preach! Just wanted to share my real thoughts on what we’re talking about. Thanks.


28 posted on 10/31/2010 2:07:46 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: fightinJAG

No problem JAG. I appreciate your point of view.

I’m similarly in awe of the great spectacle that we’re part of. To me most of it is still a wonderful, captivating mystery.

What I’m even in greater awe is that we, as small and seemingly insignificant as we are, have the capacity to slowly lift the veil on this boundless mystery.


29 posted on 10/31/2010 2:27:53 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: BenLurkin
Sig226 did have an astronomy ping list, but he has since left FR I believe.... :-(

See his Homepage

30 posted on 10/31/2010 3:50:38 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: aquila48

I totally agree!


31 posted on 10/31/2010 9:34:42 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; BenLurkin; fightinJAG

What DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis said. :’(

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2618033/posts?page=30#30


32 posted on 11/06/2010 7:04:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: AwesomePossum

I thought his original number sounded low.


33 posted on 11/06/2010 7:07:08 AM PDT by stevio
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34 posted on 11/06/2010 7:09:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: aquila48
How insignificant I feel at the sight of this!

The earth is not even equivalent to a speck of light in those clouds of stars. And we humans are nothing but tiny microbes scurrying around on earth’s crust.

One very obscure reference coming up:

"Hey....how 'bout them Rangers."

35 posted on 11/06/2010 7:23:03 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers

“Hey....how ‘bout them Rangers.”

“They got spanked by the Giants!” :)

I had to dig real deep in the recesses of my brain to recollect where that came from (the picture helped). I’m sure I even saw that Barney Miller episode.

Here’s more...

http://www.debwong.com/bmq5.html

Isn’t the internet just wonderful!


36 posted on 11/06/2010 10:37:08 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: fightinJAG

Yea, I was wondering what happened to my astronomy pic of the day pings....


37 posted on 11/06/2010 11:48:07 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: aquila48
Isn’t the internet just wonderful!

Yep...and they had the short joke of the segment:

The sequence in which the squad has picked up a mysterious device from a student doing a science project. In comes Dietrich, notices the device, and nonchantly asks: "Hey, where'd ya get the A-bomb?" for that is what it is.
The follow up is what slayed me.

After Dietrich simply glanced and made the A-Bomb statement, he went into one of his long soliloquies about thermonuclear war, acid rain, nuclear winter, total destruction of the planet and the end of all life as we know it.

After a long, pregnant pause with everyone deep in dismay as the doomsday scenario seeps into their mind, Dietrich suddenly says....

"Hey....how 'bout them Rangers!"

38 posted on 11/06/2010 11:50:14 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Sarajevo

I’m no astronomer but I can say that 60 million years is just a blip in the life of a Galaxy. Think of what is said to have been happening on earth 60 million years ago. And our star, a star on the outer strand of the Milky Way Galaxy is said to be billions of years old, and our Galaxy to be ten billion + years old. From the moment God spoke the quantum foam into existence, to the condensation of quarks and sub-atomic particles, the universe inflated at greater than the speed of light, so the locations where stars and galaxy have formed is more than light years from where it all began.


39 posted on 11/06/2010 12:08:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: James C. Bennett

I believe that Hubble Ultra Deep Field photo is far more spectacular than this.

When the James Webb FINALLY goes up we should be in for a real treat.
Can’t wait.


40 posted on 11/06/2010 1:28:25 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Strange....


41 posted on 11/06/2010 1:53:50 PM PDT by mowowie
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James Webb stuff:
42 posted on 11/08/2010 5:43:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/rlc/2559873/posts?page=72#72


43 posted on 01/21/2011 6:14:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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