Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Whirlpool Galaxy

ESA/NASA - The Whirlpool Galaxy, M51 (2009)Here's science beating art at its own game again. This terrific image of the spiral galaxy M51, known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, has been released by the European Space Agency (ESA). It's a composite picture of images taken by Europe's Herschel space observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope, combining visible and far-infrared wavelengths. The red areas are where stars are being formed. Now, would someone care to explain to me how this vast whirl of matter fits in with the Big Bang Theory of how the universe began?

14 Comments:

At 2/7/09, Anonymous bikebali said...

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At 4/7/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Bikeball

Thanks for the compliment.

I've been busy the last few days and also I haven't seen much art worth blogging about, but I intend to have a trawl later today.

 
At 10/8/09, Blogger Leem said...

Certainly. The universe expanded from a single intense point; as it cooled the various funadamental forces like gravity and electromagnetism coalesced out. The first subatomic particles formed, creating atoms of hydrogen and helium. Because the expansion was not uniform these expanding clouds of gas had clumps which were eventually pulled by gravity into vast spiral shapes containing billions of smaller clumps which coalesced into the first stars. The stars fused hydrogen into heavier elements, and supernova explosions smashed subatomic particles into even heavier elements. The dust and gas from supernovas formed new stars and planets. On one planet that we know of simple molecules began to form copies of themselves, eventually becoming the first living things. A billion years later MTV was inventeed, and that's the story.

 
At 11/8/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Leem

Thank you for the explanation. But can you tell me what caused that "single intense point" - a hypothetical construct - to go bang in the first place?

 
At 28/7/10, Blogger Serg said...

I think that firstable there was no big bang, maybe the big bang we think that was the origin of the universe was just the bang from our galaxy been formed, but anyways for me the universe has always existed, it has no beginning or no end, it is pure energy as everything we see irradiates to the space vacuum, making the vacuum not empty as they tell us but full of energy, energy that continues the process of creation.

 
At 29/7/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Serg

I tend to agree. I suspect that the Big Bang Theory is merely an update of the old Garden of Eden Theory. We can't get our heads round the idea that eternity doesn't have a birthday!

 
At 30/7/10, Blogger Serg said...

Hi Coxsoft
I can recommend you a video that can explain a lot of things, it is from a guy named Nassim Haramein it is an 8 hour video divided in two parts, it is mind blowing you have no idea how much sense this guy make, here is the link of the first part..http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6151699791256390335#

Enjoy.

 
At 31/7/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks for the link, Serg. I'm not sure I can spare 4 hours, but I'll have a look.

 
At 3/8/10, Blogger Serg said...

I know it is a little long, but it is super interesting, it explains so many things of our universe and our quantum theories.

 
At 3/8/10, Blogger Serg said...

I found this blog that may interest you, it has some of the Nassim Haramein ideas.
http://creativeemergence.typepad.com/the_fertile_unknown/2007/02/nassim_haramein.html
let me know how it went..

Serg.

 
At 3/8/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

When I get a Round Tuit.

 
At 3/8/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks again, Serg. I'll have a look.

 
At 9/8/10, Blogger Serg said...

Hola Coxsoft Art

Im wondering if you were able ta watch the videos.?????

 
At 11/8/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi again, Serge

I had a look at that creativeemergence blog, but wasn't impressed. The guy seems to be selling a bill of goods. Even if he's saying things I believe in, I felt the need to disagree just because I didn't like his style.

There is no way I'm going to find the time or the interest to sit through a 4-hour video of this sort of thing. If he wants to get a message across to me, he needs to do it with some choice pictures and half a dozen short sentences.

 

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