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  • Mathew Morrell
    As reported in an article in Science Daily, dated September 24, 2004, two galaxy clusters joined in a violent collision second only to the Big Bang in energy
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 14, 2004
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      As reported in an article in Science Daily, dated September 24,
      2004, two galaxy clusters joined in a violent collision "second only
      to the Big Bang in energy output." The name of the galaxy cluster
      involved in the impact was Abell 754, located in the constellation
      Hydra. The "matter" in Abell 754, like all clusters, is in the form
      of gas. These gases reacted violently to the collision by
      accelerating in velocity, creating shockwaves at "very high
      temperatures" beyond the visible light spectrum. A few billion
      years might be needed to "settle" the chaos created by the
      collision.

      Other mergers have occurred in the past, but none has been so well
      documented as the Abell 754 merger.

      By studying the collision scientists will gain knowledge about dark
      energy and dark matter, "an invisible form of matter that appears to
      comprise over 80% of a galaxy cluster's mass." Ultimately,
      understanding dark matter may be the most profound lesson learned
      from the collision.

      Eventually our galaxy, the Milky Way, will undergo a similar
      collision. According to the article, the Milky Way is moving toward
      the Virgo Cluster. Impact may come as soon as a few billion years.
    • DoctorStarman@aol.com
      In a message dated 10/14/2004 10:08:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ... ********Some years ago a brilliant anthroposophical scientist from Poland, Konrad
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 18, 2004
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        In a message dated 10/14/2004 10:08:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tma4cbt@... writes:


        Eventually our galaxy, the Milky Way, will undergo a similar
        collision. According to the article, the Milky Way is moving toward
        the Virgo Cluster.  Impact may come as soon as a few billion years.


        ********Some years ago a brilliant anthroposophical scientist from Poland, Konrad Rudnicki, came to the U.S. and spoke extensively about the discoveries of Harvard astronomer Halton Chip Arp that cast doubt on this entire materialist way of imagining stars and galaxies. Arp found that galaxies close to each other (in fact, connected) again and again had very different "red shifts", meaning that the behavior of light noticed over the past 150 years and upon which all the theories of a "Big Bang" are built, may be quite false. Light out there may not behave as we think it does here on earth, with objects moving towwards the observer appearing more red than they actually are and objects moving away more violet. The statements astronomers confidently make about movements of stars and galaxies may thus be quite dubious in their foundation.
        -starman
        www.DrStarman.net
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