1.26.2009

new hi rez pic of the center of the galaxy



this new beautiful hi rez composite image comes to us from hubble and spritzer (NICMOS) infrared. (click to embiggen)


however it doesn't make much sense when you think about it. most everyone believes that there is a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.. it seems to me that the closer we get to seeing the center of the galaxy the more evidence there should be to support the idea.  like maybe a giant ball of nothing?  or some kind of void zone?  what we see instead is dense clusters of stars and more importantly hugely massive stars,.. like 20 times bigger than our entire solar system (our sun and all of our planets/objects that orbit our sun) 20 times!!

it looks to me like the closer we get to the center of the galaxy the less it looks like mainstream astronomy predicts, and more like it is described in Abraham chapter 3:

2 And I saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; and there were many great ones which were near unto it;

they have discovered at least 300 of these very massive stars near the center of the galaxy.

3 And the Lord said unto me: These are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.
 if we are ever able to see to the exact center of the galaxy i submit that you will find the very opposite of a dark void. 

11 comments:

  1. That stuff has always blown my mind. It is amazing that telescopes are that powerful. It is crazy that some people think that we are alone in the universe. Thanks for the insight.
    Bob

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  2. A theory I've read about our galaxy: it's in the process of merging with another galaxy. But the weird angle of perspective being on one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way makes this difficult to determine. The merging stars and planetary systems will be huge! billions of years from now... bah!

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  3. wow! great post. i always love when science proves the truth of the gospel. i had no idea you were into astronomy.

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  4. that's a great picture and all, but it needs more sax!

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  5. When I heard that the other day i thought about the same thing, Anyway Happy Birthday My Brother.

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  6. @bob - in some ways i can see why people would think we are alone in the universe. the odds of for all this to happen naturally are astronomically staggering to say the least. and by everything i mean a sun such as ours and a planet with an atmosphere and temperature as ours. there are a million things that have to be just perfect in order to support life. and THEN an after everything is perfectly suited to support life its another staggering odd that evolution would produce human bodies like ours. so from that point of view yeah i can see how some people would think theres no way that could have happened in the universe more than once. BUT, then you have to look at just how unfathomably huge it all is out there beyond our little spec of dust. then you might say there is no way we are the only ones out there. Then you have to imagine what it would look like if there was no veil drawn over our eyes. what might it look like if we could see not just temporal space but the glorious celestial bodies out there. cool to think about eh?

    @Davy - the only way i can picture that being true is if both galaxy's were completely lined up like 2 plates on a table. that would be interesting. i wonder why people would think that?

    @Carolyn - yes it is very true where it says all things (in the earth) or otherwise testify of of God. and yes in some ways im very into astronomy!

    @Angela - Thanks! im 27 now woot!

    @Davy - i agree 100%

    @Josh - 801.369.5998

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  7. A few articles in the news (did I bother to check sources?.... meh) And some Discovery channel 3D animations... awesome. But my initial assumption remains, being on the weird end of a spiral arm makes it hard to determine the size and depth of the milky way.

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  8. trumpet thunder proves the big bang theory. also, time travel is possible through ripples in the fabric of existence, and sound can travel in space.

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Thanks for the comments.