Friday, December 30, 2011

The White Light

Once upon a time there was boy named Benjamin Daniel Breedlove who lived on Earth in a place called Austin, Texas. Ben became an Internet personality known for his blogs on YouTube. On the night of December 25, 2011, he died of a cardiac arrest, at the age of 18. Ben talked about his near death experiences and seeing a bright light. His experiences in the light were projected illusion of his thoughts to comfort him, much like whatever and whomever you will experience when this reality ends. The Light is called by many names -- the collective unconsciousness, grids, matrix, God, home, creation through the eye of black hole in the middle of a galaxy ...

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December 30, 1924

We Are Not Alone

Astronomer Edwin Hubble announces that the spiral nebula Andromeda is actually a galaxy and that Milky Way is just one of many galaxies in the universe. Before Copernicus and Galileo, humans thought our world was the center of creation. Then (except for a few notable stragglers) we learned that the sun and planets did not revolve around the Earth, and we discovered that our sun - though the center of our solar system - was not the center of the universe or even an important star in our galaxy.

The Diner at the Center of the Galaxy   NASA - December 30, 2011

The monster at the center of our Galaxy is about to get fed. Recent observations by the Very Large Telescopes indicate that a cloud of gas will venture too close to the supermassive black hole at the Galactic center. The gas cloud is being disrupted, stretched out, heated up, and some of it is expected to fall into the black hole over the next two years. In this artist's illustration, what remains of the blob after a close pass to the black hole is shown in red and yellow, arching out from the gravitational death trap to its right. The cloud's orbit is shown in red, while the orbits of central stars are shown in blue. The infalling nebula is estimated to contain several times the mass of our Earth, while the central black hole, thought to correspond to the radio source Sagittarius A*, contains about four million times the mass of our Sun. Once it falls in, nothing is expected to be heard from the doomed gas ever again.

Andromeda-Milky Way Galaxies Merge   YouTube

December 31, 2011 -- New Years Eve

Happy New Year !