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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Mon May 04, 2009 5:21 pm
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Post Catching my attention...   Posted on: Mon May 04, 2009 5:21 pm
Recently space.com as well as www.wissenschaft.de told about a supernova observed 630 mio years after the Big Bang.

The supernova appeared in gamma rays seen on Earth.

Since there is a very large red shift it seems to me that the original wave length must have been that short that it was in a range not observed here yet.

I didn't check it via caculations though and also don't know what the observed wave length precisely was.



What about it?



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Post    Posted on: Tue May 05, 2009 5:24 am
i don't buy it. while it does break the distance record, it's not like it broke it by an order of magnitude or anything (i don't think) so it should still be within what we've observed from elsewhere. i mean, we have observed incredibly high frequencies so its not like we'd expect anything to be particularly startling in that regard. if it was, it would be well publicized.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:39 am
maybe someday a lifeform on some far off planet will think the same of our lil sun, "its so far off and so long ago, who cares what lived there".


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:28 pm
If we play our cards right, those creaturs will be dising the planet their anscestors came from. That's called disrespecting your Heretidge.


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