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Giant mystery blob found near dawn of time

  1. Apr 30, 2009 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30353034/
     
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  3. May 1, 2009 #2

    Chronos

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    It is an interesting discovery. Only further observation will tell the tale.
     
  4. May 1, 2009 #3
    "Hubert" :biggrin:
     
  5. May 4, 2009 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    The friend who sent the link to me called it, "Mother". :biggrin:
     
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  6. May 4, 2009 #5
    Got to love a good blob.

    "More formally, they named it Himiko, after a legendary ancient Japanese queen."
    Drats, I don't like that name.
     
  7. May 4, 2009 #6
    If this thing is so young, would there be any expectation of it "lining up with" an anisotropy in the CMB?
     
  8. May 4, 2009 #7
    Now why dont they look a little further back in time to see the big bang :)
     
  9. May 11, 2009 #8

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    They do look further back, but there was an epoch in time when atoms were opaque to EM radiation. This is a cut off point. You can't see any further back than that (so you can't actually see the big bang).
     
  10. May 12, 2009 #9

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    The early universe was only opaque to em radiation, neutrinos could push the limit much further back, and gravity waves - perhaps all the way back.
     
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