Artists impression of Omega Centauri from the centre

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Artists impression of Omega Centauri from the centre

Post by Anthraquinone » Fri May 26, 2006 1:24 pm

re todays (26-05-2006) picture of the globular cluster Omega Centauri
Has any one drawn, or knows of, an artists impression of the night sky from the centre of a globular cluster. If so are there any links to it. It would make an interesting follow up for APOD.
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Post by Pete » Fri May 26, 2006 3:48 pm

I'm not much of an artist, but here's my rendition of the sky as it would appear to an observer on a planet similar to Earth whose star lies near the center of Omega Centauri:

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The best good globular cluster visualizations I could find are from the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, USA:
http://terpsichore.stsci.edu/~summers/v ... z/spz.html

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Post by Qev » Fri May 26, 2006 6:03 pm

Don't just stand there, get that other dog!

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Post by harry » Sun May 28, 2006 10:26 pm

Hello All

The link http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsde ... 19/image/a

Talks about the early universe.

It implies that the universe was formed by the big band. The big bang is only a theory and although it is the standard model people should not assume that it is law.

Until we get more info we must leave our options open.
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Post by Qev » Mon May 29, 2006 8:04 am

Everything in science is "only a theory", so calling the Big Bang Theory a theory in no way calls into question its credibility. Also bear in mind that there's no such thing as a scientific "law" (despite some things being poorly named as such).
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