Thursday, September 13, 2007

black hole at the center of the universe

The nucleus of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51). The Cross marks the location of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. The Cross is formed by two dust rings. Bright ionization cones can be seen extending perpindicular to the largest dust ring. - NASA photo from widipediea

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
(Merton would relate to this!)

22 comments:

Suryadi said...

I came across to your awesome picture of the centre of the universe. I link this to one of 7 new wonder of the world. See my article of it at http://pkab.wordpress.com/2008/03/26/ancient-of-days

Anonymous said...

THIS IS JUST PROOF TO ALL THE NON BELIEVERS OUT THERE THAT JESUS THE KING OF ALL KING LORD LO ALL LORDS MADE EVERYTHING AND STAMPED IT WITH HIS IMAGE!!! THAND YOU LORD FOR YOUR POWER AND PROOF AGAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS PROOF OF GOD THAT HE IS THE MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH...THE CROSS HE DIED FOR OUR SINS AND IS OUR SAVIOR!!!! COME ON PEOPLE WAKE UP AND ASK HIM TO BE IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!

beth said...

Anonymous,
I have often wondered why this particular blogpost gets googled and "hit" more than 100 times a day. It is a bit disconcerting to me that it is interpreted so literally.

People wiake and express Fiath in different ways. Many of us, that you may call the "non-believers", are ok with the Unknowingness of God.

Anonymous said...

okay may i point out that i am a christian and i can see that this is no sign that god has stamped creation

it is a black hole
the cross represents death

if anything it is saying come here and die

so it means nothing of importance to me

Anonymous said...

I have seen the cross image with a very sophisticated, high definition, image enhancement program from Lockheed Martin. The fine detail is mind blowing. Even if your not a believer in Jesus Christ. The similarities and the remote chance of even capturing an image like this in its known gaseous stellar form is incredible.

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 earth is going to be in line with the center of the universe. If the center is a black hole will earth be pulled in? Will it cause a pole shift? Will it cause plate shifts? Will it cause a crust shift? This date is also the start date for the next solar storm season. I am just interested in information on these topics, but it seems that no one is talking about it. I find this strange, due to the fact it could be a major event in Earths history.

Anonymous said...

To me the cross symbolizes life not death. This is a truly amazing thing to behold. Think about it! In the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE a black hole with a cross in it! What does that mean to you? To me it represents the darkness and evil that surrounds life and the hope we have of being pulled out of it through Jesus Christ our LORD. Also it shows the the LORD is THE center of the universe and our creator. When I first saw it at a youth group I'm attending I was blown away. I thought to myself, "Wow look what God has done to show the world he exists!" In essence he put his signature out into space, in a writing no human could ever create, with a meaning so deep it sucks us in (No pun intended.) I'm not really that old. Actually I'm only 13 if you can believe that but honestly. Doesn't this say something to you? Even to non-believers?

God Bless you all and may he work miracles in your lives.

beth said...

sigh.

The universe is truly awesome, I really wish we could stop interpreting God in our own image ...

Anonymous said...

i thought that we were just alligning with our galaxy. we dont even know where the exact center of the universe is do we?

Anonymous said...

If christianity was correct about the cross then why wasnt it their original symbol... dumbasses. used to be a fish, if you had to change shit then obviously you have contradictions and lies. if god gave you the whole truth i the beginning, then christianity WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE BEGINNING. do not think your cross means that you fools are correct, the cross is used for many other applications. is a circle important and has godlike meaning simply because planets, masses and everything else, without gravity and a solid shape, eventually become a sphere? just because the shape in the center "looks" like a cross, doesnt mean anything. I look forward to the future when your foolish religion, that has sent many many innocent lives to the grave, and robbed many people of their earnings, and ruined entire cities and countries because of the thoughts of insane radicals, falls to pieces and perishes in the face of advancement, christianity has lasted, ill give it that, but eventually, probably long after im dead, hopefully as soon as possible, it will die completely. as it should. and eventually people will realise a true spiritualism, from not worrying about whats out there, and focusing on improving on what we know we have. screw the intangible. if god exists, and im goin to hell, then so be it, because if it works the way christians say it does, then from the very start everything i do in my life will have been setup as planned, no real free will or choice, so therefore i was destined to go anyway, not anything i can do about it. but enough of this i dont like writing, but had to get that out because alot of religious people, christians especially, are extremely closed and ignorant people, because they think its all figured out, all solved, a safe and idiot world. anyways, theres a cross in the middle of a black hole, so what, does that mean crossroads worldwide are holy places? are swords holy simply because their practical design is generally that of a cross? if they killed jesus on a donut, does that make it holy? fuck the cross, if the center of the black hole looked like jesus, i might say you have something there, but since its just a very very very generic and common shape, i seriously doubt it means a damn thing, so please stfu.

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Anonymous said...

Its Amazing how people don't believe Jesus is Cominq Soon. The World is miserable these days. The Bible says it. There will be earthquakes,wars etc. Take a look in MATTHEW 24: 4-14. Jesus says all of those thinqs will come & then the end will come. Aren't there Earthquakes everywhere? Wars? Pestilence[sickness], hunger? Yes! Why cant People admit Jesus is close. Open Your eyes he wants you to go with Him to His Palace. Follow his 10 commandments EXODUS 20: 3-17 be saved.. I know the Cross in the middle means somethinq to God and to us. The Cross of Calvary where Jesus died for us. And its painful to see us sinners ignoring Jesus after he died LOVING US! Incredible how his love is so big. And after everything he forgives us when we ask it by heart. People think is stupid and dumb. But they dont want to admit the truth. And if us Cristians have to go through persecution .. If we love God. We can handle it. I love God. He's done some Many wonderful things in My life. The Cross means Alot. It means God Exists!

Anonymous said...

Its Amazing how people don't believe Jesus is Cominq Soon. The World is miserable these days. The Bible says it. There will be earthquakes,wars etc. Take a look in MATTHEW 24: 4-14. Jesus says all of those thinqs will come & then the end will come. Aren't there Earthquakes everywhere? Wars? Pestilence[sickness], hunger? Yes! Why cant People admit Jesus is close. Open Your eyes he wants you to go with Him to His Palace. Follow his 10 commandments EXODUS 20: 3-17 be saved.. I know the Cross in the middle means somethinq to God and to us. The Cross of Calvary where Jesus died for us. And its painful to see us sinners ignoring Jesus after he died LOVING US! Incredible how his love is so big. And after everything he forgives us when we ask it by heart. People think is stupid and dumb. But they dont want to admit the truth. And if us Cristians have to go through persecution .. If we love God. We can handle it. I love God. He's done some Many wonderful things in My life. The Cross means Alot. It means God Exists!

Anonymous said...

Only through the Holy Spirit can we understand these things, to those who were not called to him, this is meaningless as obvious as it is, they are blind to the truth.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous from Friday April 23 at 12:48 AM- if you were so certain in your convictions then why take the time to look or respond? Even if there was a picture of Jesus in this black hole people like you would have a rebuttle something like, "well, if it had __(fill in the blank)___ then I would believe." Because people like you seem to rationalize every belief that you have. If you were certain of your so called beliefs, no rationalization would be needed. I think that this is truly amazing. A circle or a straight line are random, a cross is NOT. In addition, I think that you should learn more about Christainity before you start mumbling like you are an expert. You obviously do not know it if you do not know the difference between the crucifix and a crossroad or the significance that a crucifix has in our faith.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous from Friday April 23 at 12:48 AM- Obviously you are one hate filled individual with some serious problems. You need help. What ever your religious convictions are and even if you don't have any, there is no cause to cut another one down the way you did. Maybe you should have another look at your own teachings and explain to everyone where it is written that you should HATE your fellow man.

Anonymous said...

*groan* I'm going to go out of my way and state that everyone commenting here absolutely did not bother to look if this thing actually exists or if it even is what the OP says it is.

First of all please look at a map giving a rough approximation of where we are in the universe. Then note that we have no clue if the universe is finite or infinite in size so calling anything the "center of the universe" is worse than meaningless. After which, note that the Virgo Cluster is the center of the observable universe, where we are.

This is also not a black hole, this is the nucleus of the Whirlpool Galaxy. Here's your first hint -- you can't see a black hole. Nope, not physically possible! Yet I've got a bunch of folks who know nothing about basic astronomy telling me this is a sign of the divinity and power of the LORD. This is children fumbling around in the dark and assigning a phenomenon they don't understand to the power of the Great Sky-Daddy.

Hell, let's use the Evangelical's logic here. The cluster of galaxies M51A belongs to looks an awful lot like a question mark. By virtue of this fact alone I conclude that the Riddler is the True God of the Universe! However, since Batman has defeated the Riddler before we're left to acknowledge the fact that Batman is God.

His kid said...

God is very real and He loves you all very much. I have personally witnessed healings and miraculous wonders in His sons beautiful name. It breaks His heart to hear that His beloved ones wont except Him, so I pray that He will open your eyes to His wonders and open your ears to His voice and that He will make it impossible for you to live life without knowing Him. That is childish, but He did say in order to be with Him we must be as a child. If u believe anything other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ yall are believing a lie and there is so much freedom from your bondage in asking Him to help you. What do you have to loose by hole heartedly praying for Him to reveal Himself to you He loves you so so much. Bless u

child of christ said...

it is very hard for people to believe in something thay cant see but know god put something in the heavens we can see put your evel hearts away and see thats god is trying to tell you something you can be saved throw jesus crist our lord the sadst thang to say is that not everyone will make it to heaven for god so loved the world that he gave is only begotton son that who so every shall believe in him shall not die but have ever lasting life for god didnt send his son to condem the world but that through him the world could be saved my friends where in the last days before the raptore be jesus loves you and who is jesus god in flesh the signs are in the heavens well you believe thats is up to you jesus is the way and life nobody comes to the father but through him love yall

child of christ said...

we as christians have two simbles one the fish jesus told one of his deciples come with me and i will make you a fisher of man all christians or fishers of man if we wernt our ranks would be this large. the outher is the cross were jesus died for our sins we are not dumb becouse we believe that jesus died 2000 years ago and rose on the third day and thats how we are save becouse our lord took the test of life and pasted it and died and defeted hell came back form the dead so are brothers in christ could see then he decinded to heaven im so glad my lord is alive. thats the meaning of the fish where fishers of man and the cross where my lord died love you come to the lord and he will dry your eyes

child of christ said...

you can gain the wole wourld and lose your own soul if i hade a billion dallars i would give it all away if that meant i could see my lord you hethen take this world and give me jesus this is not where we belong like my brother in christ wrote in a song. if you charish your life you will lose it but if you trust in jesus you will find you. shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!