Hubble finds stellar life and death in a globular cluster

Hubble finds stellar life and death in a globular cluster
Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: P. Goudfrooij (STScI)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows globular cluster NGC 1846, a spherical collection of hundreds of thousands of stars in the outer halo of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way that can be seen from the southern hemisphere.

Aging bright stars in the cluster glow in intense shades of red and blue. The majority of middle-aged stars, several billions of years old, are whitish in color. A myriad of far distant background galaxies of varying shapes and structure are scattered around the image.

The most intriguing object, however, doesn't seem to belong in the cluster. It is a faint green bubble in the white box near the bottom center of the image. This so-called "" is the aftermath of the death of a star. The burned-out central star can be seen inside the bubble. It is uncertain whether the planetary nebula is a member of NGC 1846, or simply lies along the line of sight to the cluster. Measurements of the motion of the cluster stars and the planetary nebula's central star suggest it might be a cluster member.

This Hubble image was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys in January of 2006. The cluster was observed in filters that isolate blue, green, and infrared starlight. As a member of the , NGC 1846 is located roughly 160,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation Doradus.


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Nov 23, 2011
Hubble finds stellar life and death . . .


If birth, life and death occur in globular cluster NGC 1846, then this might be another site like the Milky Way and the Solar System that is powered by:

a.) Neutron repulsion - the explosive [1] and stormy [2] force that Al Gore, the UN, and world leaders cannot control and tried to ignore, or

http://noconsensu...nt-58377

b.) The Hindu vision of a Supreme Being

http://hinduism.y...ndex.php

See:

1. These slides of a recent talk by solar physicist, Dr. Pal Brekke, author of a forthcoming book on - "Our Explosive Sun", in press (2011):

http://curry.eas....taFe.pdf

2. The National Geographic article by Curt Suplee, "Living with the Stormy Star" (2004):

http://ngm.nation...dex.html

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
http://myprofile....anuelo09

Nov 23, 2011
Sorry the above link is no longer working. This one will explain the role of the Hindu Supreme Being in:

a.)Creation
b.)Protection
c.)Destruction

http://ancienthis...0299.htm

These links [1-3] show the role of Neutron Repulsion in

a.) The birth of the Solar System ~5 Gyr ago
b.) Powering the Sun and sustaining life on Earth
c.) Destructive explosions that fragment the Cosmos

1. Super-fluidity in the solar interior: Implications for solar eruptions and climate", J Fusion Energy 21, 193-198 (2002): http://arxiv.org/.../0501441

2. "Is the Universe Expanding?", J Cosmology 13, 4187-4190 (2011): http://journalofc...102.html

3. "Neutron Repulsion", The APEIRON Journal, in press(2011):
http://arxiv.org/...2.1499v1

Nov 23, 2011
Oliver Manuel's recent efforts to plaster Physorg.com and other public news sites with his theories and personal URLs are a bit puzzling, as scientists have a variety of publications available to communicate directly to each other in. My best guess is that he is desperately trying to prop up his legacy in light of his arrest in his university office on 7 charges of rape and sodomy based on allegations by 4 of his own children. The charges have been reduced to one count of felony attempted sodomy, not necessarily because of his innocence, but because of the statute of limitations. One can only guess how the recent charges and decades of family strife have affected his ability to reason rationally and to remain objective while defending his unpopular theories.

http://mominer.ms...hildren/

http://www.mshp.d...mp;first

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