The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
June 22, 2021, 12:18:20 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
June 22, 2021, 12:18:20 pm

Login with username, password and session length
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: NASA's Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in Our Galaxy  (Read 2154 times)
Grand Adept Member
Last Login:October 30, 2020, 08:18:05 am
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Pagan
Posts: 17181

Blog entries (0)

« Reply #2: November 11, 2010, 08:24:06 am »

The symmetry of the bubble suggests a single high-energy source to me, most likely a black hole

My bet is on our supermassive central black hole. It seems likely that they erupt "quasar-like" in all galaxies that have them every once in a while. The burst of star formation is possible too, but strikes me as less likely.

Is it plausible for gravitational interaction within a massive cluster to cause it to behave collectively as a super star?

I don't know but my guess is probably not. Even in a densely packed globular custer, the stars are measurabler fractions of a light year apart.

And if the core density became high enough, could it collapse into a chain-reaction supernova?

Chain reaction supernovas might be possible in globular clusters -- respecially full of hot young large stars. However, most globular clusters are full of very old stars, which makes it seem unlikely to me that chain reaction supernovas destroy the entire cluster very often.

RetroRoleplaying [Blog - Forum] -- Out Of Print & Out Of Style Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Software Gadgets Blog -- Interesting Software, Mostly Free
Cheap Web Hosting -- Find an Affordable Web Host

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
In a site/blog

Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Internet telescope
Science and Technology
Phoenix 0 1079 Last post September 17, 2007, 06:51:26 pm
by Phoenix
Caught on Tape: Death Star Galaxy
Science and Technology
Ocelot 3 1411 Last post December 17, 2007, 09:04:29 pm
by RandallS
Galaxy Clusters Have a Mysterious Motion
Science and Technology
RandallS 10 3910 Last post October 05, 2008, 10:46:31 pm
by RandallS
Hubble Telescope is Back
Science and Technology
Phoenix 3 1658 Last post September 10, 2009, 08:10:31 am
by RandallS
NASA Finds New Life Form (on earth) « 1 2 »
Non-Religious News
Ellen M. 21 4783 Last post January 10, 2011, 08:27:12 am
by Altair
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.086 seconds with 35 queries.