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    Hubble Telescope Discovers a Light-Bending 'Einstein Ring' in Space



    Source: SPACE.COM


    The perfect circle surrounding a galaxy cluster in a new Hubble Space Telescope image is a visual indicator of the huge masses that are bending time and space in that region.

    The galaxy cluster, called SDSS J0146-0929, features hundreds of individual galaxies all bound together by gravity. There's so much mass in this region that the cluster is distorting light from objects behind it. This phenomenon is called an Einstein ring.

    The ring is created as the light that comes from distant objects, like galaxies, passes by "an extremely large mass, like this galaxy cluster," NASA said in a statement. "In this image, the light from a background galaxy is diverted and distorted around the massive intervening cluster and forced to travel along many different light paths toward Earth, making it seem as though the galaxy is in several places at once."

    The ring is named after Albert Einstein, who wrote his theory of general relativity in the early 1900s. In it, he suggested that a massive object would warp space and time. This process is known today as a gravitational lens. When the most massive galaxies and galaxy clusters get in line with a more distant object, they produce an Einstein ring – a type of gravitational lens.



    Einstein rings (and gravitational lenses more generally) give astronomers a huge advantage when they are trying to look at faraway objects. The rings and lenses magnify objects that otherwise would be too distant and dim to see in today's telescopes.

    In 2015, for example, astronomers took advantage of an Einstein ring to look at star-forming regions in a galaxy formed just 2.4 billion years after the Big Bang. This will provide more insight into how galaxies came together in the early universe.

    Another Einstein ring popped up in 2016, in a star group within the Sculptor dwarf galaxy. At the time, researchers said there are less than a dozen known Einstein rings that are partial or full. The scientific team added that they plan to use this particular Einstein ring in Sculptor to probe the nature of dark matter. This may help scientists learn about the large-scale structure of the universe, since roughly 80 percent of it is made up of dark matter and dark energy, which cannot be directly observed.


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    We went for a number of years without seeing one after E-boy predicted them. Btw, the universe is eternal, the Big Bang Theory is crap science.

    Think about it, the entire universe the size of the head of a pin? Sounded stupid then and it does now...and the Electric Universe is shooting holes in it.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dumpster Diver View Post
    We went for a number of years without seeing one after E-boy predicted them. Btw, the universe is eternal, the Big Bang Theory is crap science.

    Think about it, the entire universe the size of the head of a pin? Sounded stupid then and it does now...and the Electric Universe is shooting holes in it.
    I beg to disagree, and quite staunchly too. However, the interpretation of how this universe was formed — because there are other universes as well — is fallacious. Einstein already stated that time and space are only illusions, "albeit persistent ones", and quantum physics confirms this.

    Why do you think quantum entanglement is possible, with information seemingly being transmitted instantaneously over distances so vast that even with the speed of light, it would take a considerable amount of time? The answer is very simple: distance is an illusion.

    As for the Electric Universe theory, I haven't seen it shoot any holes in anything yet so far, other than in its own feet. Yes, there is electrical activity between planets, solar systems and galaxies — and this has recently been officially confirmed by mainstream astronomers — but not in the way that the Electric Universe theory says there would be. The real electrical activity between planets, solar systems and even galaxies comes from free electrons being carried through space over vast distances on the plasma jets coming out of quasars and black holes.

    There will always be people who try debunking established science in some kind of knee-jerk reaction. There are still plenty of Flat Earth believers even now as we speak — some of them have even posted their ridiculous claims here at The One Truth — and then there are the Concave Earth theory, the Hollow Earth theory and the Electric Universe theory.

    One of our members even has a theory regarding stellar transformation in which he also states that black holes don't exist, in spite of the fact that they have already been amply discovered. And I've already confronted him twice about that claim, but he has so far yet to offer me his first reply.

    Let's face it, dude. So far, nobody has yet been able to prove Albert Einstein wrong, and in this particular regard, quantum physics confirms General Relativity, even though they don't agree on certain other things. In the latter part of his life, Einstein himself was working on a unified field theory of his own that would unite General Relativity with quantum physics, but then he died, and so he never had a chance to finish it.
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    Einstein’s stuff seems to be mostly correct and all the Quantum Mechanical follow-on as well.

    Big Bang is a Big Bust, tho...along with Black Holes...
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    Quote Originally posted by Dumpster Diver View Post
    Einstein’s stuff seems to be mostly correct and all the Quantum Mechanical follow-on as well.

    Big Bang is a Big Bust, tho...along with Black Holes...
    Based upon what evidence?
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    GUT:

    some physicists are saying that black holes are really Einstein-Rosen and maybe Podolsky Bridges (two different applications of the underlying theme) and what appears as spooky action at a distance is really the result of bridge connected black holes interacting with one another. Obviously interacting at a quantum level...the bridge itself so short-lived that no one notices. Sayyy Whattt!! The theory goes something like that. In writing this I realized that there must be some 'dimensional' play going on and given the energies required why wouldn't it.... oh brother....
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Based upon what evidence?
    Goodness, do we have to go thru all that again? I’ve posted this stuff all over TOT. You have Ben Davidson and his sun crowd, pretty hard evidence there and he is posting peer reviewed papers as well. DW has a lot of research on Wisdom Teachings. The entire Redsift “illusion” of Hilton Arp to name a few. You dismiss all of this with some sort of head fake. Keep it up and we’ll revoke your alt-world conspiracy card.

    ...no wonder Wizzy only posts pictures these days, you can get into recursive arguments like this.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dumpster Diver View Post
    Goodness, do we have to go thru all that again? I’ve posted this stuff all over TOT. You have Ben Davidson and his sun crowd, pretty hard evidence there and he is posting peer reviewed papers as well. DW has a lot of research on Wisdom Teachings. The entire Redsift “illusion” of Hilton Arp to name a few. You dismiss all of this with some sort of head fake.
    David Wilcock is most certainly not a scientist. He merely repeats what others are saying. I don't really know Ben Davidson, and I have already addressed Arp elsewhere.

    I repeat that up until this very day, more than 60 years after Albert Einstein's passing, there still hasn't been a single person who proved him wrong, albeit that it's certainly not for a lack of trying. And given that a significant amount of the technology we're using today — including geostationary satellites, as well as manned and unmanned spaceflight — all relies on the principles of Einstein's General Relativity Theory, none of that stuff should be working if Einstein had been wrong. And yet it does, and it has worked since at least the 1960s.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    David Wilcock is most certainly not a scientist. He merely repeats what others are saying. I don't really know Ben Davidson, and I have already addressed Arp elsewhere.

    I repeat that up until this very day, more than 60 years after Albert Einstein's passing, there still hasn't been a single person who proved him wrong, albeit that it's certainly not for a lack of trying. And given that a significant amount of the technology we're using today — including geostationary satellites, as well as manned and unmanned spaceflight — all relies on the principles of Einstein's General Relativity Theory.

    If Einstein were wrong, none of that stuff would be working. And yet it does, and it has worked since at least the 1960s.
    Wait a minute. We are talking about the Big Bang and Black Holes. I’ve agreed that Einstein is essentially correct.

    Btw, if you are not following Ben Davidson, you are missing an awful lot of the overall picture. This guy is hard core research sun science.

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    Since, we are in this mode...I will add that Ben Davidson does 'appear' very scientific based....but he has an agenda...He filters out facts that don't work for him....pretty much eliminates him from completely serious consideration...
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Since, we are in this mode...I will add that Ben Davidson does 'appear' very scientific based....but he has an agenda...He filters out facts that don't work for him....pretty much eliminates him from completely serious consideration...
    Which facts are those? He is not an alt-world conspiracy freak like you, me, and maybe Argon (whose woo-woo credentials are being reviewed, and may well have to be revoked )

    Davidson still has a number of “mainstream” views that are suspect, IMO.
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    One example he cited was like, e-systems on a flight cross ocean was fried by a solar something-or-other. It had been explained by more mundane conditions aboard the craft. He still cited it as a foregone conclusion. I can be more specific if you need...
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    One example he cited was like, e-systems on a flight cross ocean was fried by a solar something-or-other. It had been explained by more mundane conditions aboard the craft. He still cited it as a foregone conclusion. I can be more specific if you need...
    Yes, he does run against “conventional” explanations of grid failures as well. He does have a fair amount of correlation evidence. Since the lame-stream news has been caught out in so many outright lies, I tend to go with Davidson. But, nobody is 100% right. Not even me!
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    Quote Originally posted by Dumpster Diver View Post
    Wait a minute. We are talking about the Big Bang and Black Holes. I’ve agreed that Einstein is essentially correct.
    Both the Big Bang and black holes are predictions of Einstein's General Relativity, so if you agree that Einstein was correct, then you have to agree that the Big Bang did occur — at least, from the temporal point of view — and that black holes are real.

    In fact, there was a scientific publication only a few days ago that not only is there a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, but this supermassive black hole is surrounded by thousands upon thousands of "regular" black holes that have wandered too close to the center of the galaxy and have been caught in the supermassive black hole's gravitational pull.
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    What if the Big Bang was the Big O in the Gawdhead?

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