miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015

POR LAS DUDAS ▲ Hubble Views a Lonely Galaxy | NASA

Hubble Views a Lonely Galaxy | NASA

Hubble Views a Lonely Galaxy

Three local stars and a galaxy

Only three local stars appear in this image, quartered by right-angled diffraction spikes. Everything besides them is a galaxy; floating like a swarm of microbes in a drop of water, and brought into view here not by a microscope, but by the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope.
In the foreground, the spiral arms of MCG+01-02-015 seem to wrap around one another, cocooning the galaxy. The scene suggests an abundance of galactic companionship for MCG+01-02-015, but this is a cruel trick of perspective. Instead, MCG+01-02-015’s unsentimental naming befits its position within the cosmos: it is a void galaxy, the loneliest of galaxies.
The vast majority of galaxies are strung out along galaxy filaments — thread-like formations that make up the large-scale structure of the universe — drawn together by the influence of gravity into sinuous threads weaving through space. Between these filaments stretch shallow but immense voids; the universe’s wastelands, where, outside of the extremely rare presence of a galaxy, there is very little matter — about one atom per cubic meter. One such desolate stretch of space is what MCG+01-02-015 reluctantly calls home.

The galaxy is so isolated that if our galaxy, the Milky Way, were to be situated in the same way, we would not even have known of the existence of other galaxies until the development of strong telescopes and detectors in the 1960s.
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA and N. Grogin (STScI), Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
Text credit: European Space Agency
Last Updated: Nov. 16, 2015
Editor: Ashley Morrow
Three local stars and a galaxy

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por las dudas,

que se te ocurra tomar otro camino,

se me ocurrió... para orientarte...

dejarte encendido otro farolito...

es distinto al anterior,

y conduce hacia otro destino,

no obstante los que allí viven,

te aseguro son los mismos,

ya que el universo es un paralelo,

lo que se dice una geometría en espejismo,

donde los que viven en un ángulo,

se reflejan en tiempos que no han sucedido...

todo es cuestión de caer,

en el lugar del sueño elegido,

ya que al despertar te encuentras,

rodeados por muchos conocidos,

también por otros que son parecidos,

y hasta puede que te encuentres...

con ése que crees que eres tú mismo.

NOVIEMBRE 25, 2015.-

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