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« on: 04/11/2009 07:45:27 »
A ribbon-like formation of particles known as energitic neutral atoms have been found in the outermost part of our galaxy. Very interesting find.

http://www.spaceweather.com/


 

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« Reply #1 on: 04/11/2009 09:35:47 »
Your reference does not appear to give the information that you suggest and your comments seem to suggest some misunderstanding of the report so please could you give a more detailed reference so I can check it out.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/11/2009 13:15:03 »
OMG, what was i thinking this morning?

All due respect to myself though, i just woke up.

(I apologize) - the search was incomplete: New thread:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/10/16/heliosphere-galaxy-map.html
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/11/2009 14:43:02 »
I wonder if this ribbon of stuff could be tied in with another thing we know little about; dark matter??
 

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« Reply #4 on: 04/11/2009 14:55:16 »
It goes without saying that we harsh in saying we know that certain gravitational effects are missing. The reason why, is that there is so much phenomena we have yet to uncover, which is estimated at well over 50% of the entire universe.

So in light of these new structures, what else have we yet to discover?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 08/11/2009 12:48:53 »
Thank you for posting the correct reference.  There is, as I suspected, a fundamental mistake in your original posting.  This string of neutral atoms is at the edge of the solar system and not the galaxy.  The article is I believe a bit over hyped (as are most scientific reports nowadays) various sorts of shock waves were expected to be at the extreme edge of the solar system and this is just one of the possibilities and is very interesting.  It has only just been possible to observe neutral atoms and as always with a new window on the universe we see interesting and unusual features which we eventually learn to understand
 

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