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    Crab Pulsar's high-energy beam surprises astronomers

    Astronomers have spotted gamma ray emissions coming from the Crab Pulsar at far higher energies than expected. This challenges notions of how these powerful electromagnetic rays - like light, but far more energetic - are formed, researchers suggest in Science.

    They found emissions at more than 100 gigaelectronvolts - 100 billion times more energetic than visible light.

    ...results from the Fermi space telescope suggested the Crab Pulsar might hold a surprise. Fermi only measures gamma rays up to an energy of 20 gigaelectronvolts (GeV), but there were hints in the data that the pulsar might have more energetic particles that were not being caught.

    So Dr Otte and his colleagues turned to the Arizona, US-based Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (Veritas), which can measure far higher energies, and trained it on the pulsar.

    They spotted gamma rays with energies of far more than 100 GeV, and there were further hints that there may be teraelectronvolt rays; that puts them nearly on a par with particle energies at the Large Hadron Collider.


    Isn't this story indicative of modern science - they measured only what their instruments let them measure, and they hadn't a clue as to how enormously powerful the Crab Nebula beams could be.

    But...their technical limitations never stop them from spinning out one bombastic, fanciful theory after another to account for "life, the universe, and everything". Even to the arrogant extent of sinking billions of dollars into the LHC project to try and isolate the "God particle".

  • #2
    I love reading these stories.

    Just shows you how much these scientist really don't have a clue despite how desperatly they insist that they do.
    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:18

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    • #3
      Isaiah 55:8-9

      For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

      For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.


      Our minds cannot even begin to comprehend His ways. It's actually laughable to think that we could in our corrupted state. His immenseness is truly awesome. (I try to never use that word - awesome - unless it is about our Master) There is so much in store for those who will just accept Jesus Christ's gift of salvation from sin. It is exciting.
      1 John 3:23 ~ And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

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      • #4
        I think Almighty God does things to purposely baffle astronomers. Keeps them humble.

        Space photos from Hubble at this link in case anyone is interested.

        http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/

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        • #5
          Too bad we can't harness that power. It would provide more than our entire world needs, sans any pollution by-product...
          Tall Timbers, Imperfect but forgiven

          3 trees

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tall Timbers View Post
            Too bad we can't harness that power. It would provide more than our entire world needs, sans any pollution by-product...
            Amen to that. We need to find better ways to live on our finite Earth.

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            • #7
              I have a few transistor radio schematics from the 1950's. If a couple of us could put together a $40,000 donation to the DNC and inform Obama that we have developed a prototype of a system that will harness all that Crab Pulsar energy, getting a FedGov gift of over $500,000,000 would be a piece of cake. Anyone here good at technical sales?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SumSam View Post
                Crab Pulsar's high-energy beam surprises astronomers

                Astronomers have spotted gamma ray emissions coming from the Crab Pulsar at far higher energies than expected. This challenges notions of how these powerful electromagnetic rays - like light, but far more energetic - are formed, researchers suggest in Science.

                They found emissions at more than 100 gigaelectronvolts - 100 billion times more energetic than visible light.
                Great Scott!



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Buzzardhut View Post
                  Great Scott!
                  Exactly! Gotta get to 1.21 gigawatts.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zilch View Post
                    Amen to that. We need to find better ways to live on our finite Earth.
                    The Lord put more than enough resources on this earth for us. Good stewardship is still called for. {Mod Snip} During the MK it will be a whole new ballgame.
                    Last edited by Steve53; October 10th, 2011, 08:59 AM. Reason: No date framing please.

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