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Old and Far Away

"Macro Galaxy" by zy0rg at DeviantArt

  Oct 27, 2016 The Big Bang theory states that for some reason (not explained) an irruption of energy from some other realm replaced “nothingness” with what was to become the present Universe. The theory was proposed because Edwin Hubble, using the recently completed 100-inch telescope at Mt. Wilson observatory, …

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Electric Reticulation

Milky Way filament G64. Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Ke Wang et al. 2015.

  Oct 11, 2016 Braided filaments stitch the Universe together. The Herschel Space Observatory was launched on May 14, 2009 into an orbit around LaGrange point L2 (behind Earth in relation to the Sun). Herschel’s supercooled infrared detectors were built to last only three years, so its cooling system has long since failed. The …

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Power Lines

Markarian's Chain

  Sep 23, 2016 Galaxies often exhibit alignment with one another across vast distances. According to Electric Universe theory, galactic evolution occurs as large-scale plasma discharges form spinning wheels of coherent filaments that display electrodynamic behavior and not merely that which gravity alone can contribute. Stars in galaxies can also …

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Prop Wash

Ophiuchus star stream orbit indicated by the dotted-line. Credit: Branimir Sesar

  Sep 16, 2016 Stars in galaxies are affected by electromagnetic fields. According to a recent press release, the Milky Way “…hosts a propeller stirring up chaos in its wake.” By examining the positions of dwarf galaxies and globular clusters around our galaxy, astronomers found that they are not randomly distributed, …

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Radiant Wind

Rapid outflow from IRAS17020+4544. Image: Sloan Digital Sky Survey; Spectrum: Longinotti et al. (2015)

  Sep 6, 2016 X-rays are not created by pressure. According to a recent press release, a black hole in the center of galaxy IRAS17020+4544, about 800 million light-years from Earth (as astronomers measure distance via redshift) is almost six million Suns in mass. The most important aspect to the announcement …

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Dark Quintessence

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  Aug 19, 2016 Regions of space more than 500 million light-years in diameter are said to reveal dark energy influences. “I have always believed that astrophysics should be the extrapolation of laboratory physics, that we must begin from the present Universe and work our way backward to progressively more …

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